Ellen Van Roekel
Graduate School attended: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Graduate Degree or expected: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Undergraduate School attended: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Nutrition Studies. Minor: Public health.
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Why did you want to be a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar?
Going into the field of healthcare administration, I think it is easy to lose sight of that community perspective. I really wanted to engage with community values and education early on in my career, and the Kruse Communities of Excellence seemed like a great opportunity to do so. I really value the multitude of options for community engagement, and the focus on the Baldrige Principles through this program, both of which I know will translate as I move forward in my career.