Monday, April 4, 2016

Ellen the Stalwart

Lifelong vegan Ellen currently has a 3.9 GPA in Molecular Biology (with an emphasis on Public Policy) at Pomona College (Forbes' #1 school in the entire US, ahead of Harvard and Stanford). She's been accepted to grad school everywhere she applied, including MIT.

Running a 5:20 metric mile.

Since the Pomona's founding in 1887, Ellen is only the 13th woman to letter in both cross country and track all four years (she also earned eight varsity letters in high school). Not surprisingly, she's made the league's All-Academic Team as well.

Still in running shoes at 7th grade honors.

At Senior Appreciation this past weekend, the word her coach used to describe Ellen was "stalwart" - loyal, reliable, and hardworking. Couldn't have put it better myself.


  1. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. :)

  2. Joseph T. EspinosaApril 6, 2016 at 6:21 AM

    The pride is beaming! I share it as well. Really remarkable young woman.