The MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities welcomed Ellie Brigger to our team as an Ability Access Specialist in September 2022. She will work with neurodivergent students and employees. Ellie graduated from Hope College with a bachelor's in English and Biology and her Master’s in Education from Grand Valley State University. While attending GVSU Ellie worked as an academic coach for students with disabilities. As well, she worked at the University of Colorado Boulder as an Access Specialist, she brings from this her student-centered approach. She encourages students and employees to lead the conversation, encouraging and helping to develop successful self-advocacy. Through her experience, Ellie is committed to helping students and employees succeed in the world in college and their life after!
When asked what her favorite quote is she said, “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” a quote by Brené Brown. The best piece of advice she has received is, “Friendships should be reciprocal; they take work, and you should receive as much support as you give in any relationship.”
When not in the office, Ellie enjoys visiting various places in Michigan with her friends, visiting her family, and she loves to try cooking or baking new recipes. As well, Ellie’s favorite tv show is the Great British Baking Show. She loves the storytelling in many fantasy/sci-fi shows and stories, her favorite book is The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Welcome to Team RCPD Ellie! We are so excited to have you