Ellie was born in Finland. She graduated from Jyväskylä University with a master’s degree in Economics. Ellie’s parents sparked her interest in seeing the world and travelling from an early childhood. During her studies she decided she wanted to do her internship outside of the EU. She found out that the Consulate General of Finland in LA, CA was looking for an intern. Ellie got accepted and moved to the United States. During her internship she was helping Finnish companies “conquer” the West Coast and establish international trade relationships.
During the internship she met her future husband and decided to stay in LA permanently.
Ellie summarizes her story as “what was supposed to be a six months internship turns out to be a life-long journey”.
Before joining Shuup Ellie worked in sales and event production planning and executing business seminars and internationalization programs for companies.