Ellen Wolter

Ellen Wolter


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At Extension's Center for Community Development, Ellen works with communities across the state to navigate social, civic, and cultural opportunities and challenges. Before joining Extension, Ellen held positions with Wilder Research and Hennepin County where she collaborated with organizations in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota to conduct community-engaged research projects related to education, social services, public health, and demography. Ellen co-leads the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Program, a collaborative process designed to assess and advance inclusion efforts in rural communities. Ellen's research focuses on the interdependence of rural and urban communities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MPA, Analysis and Evaluation, University of Washington


MPH, Community Health and Maternal Child Health, University of Washington


BA, Grinnell College


Research Interest Keywords

  • community-engaged research
  • rural-urban interdependence
  • community development
  • civic engagement
  • leadership


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