Ellen Kern is an international lawyer who advises domestic and international clients on corporate, transactional, immigration and environmental matters. Her previous work experience includes the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Italy), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Malaysia), the Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, D.C.), and the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke (New York).
Ellen holds a J.D. and a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service (M.S.F.S.) from Georgetown University’s Law School and School of Foreign Service, respectively, and a B.A. from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. She is a native of St. Louis, Missouri who has lived and worked extensively overseas. Literate in Spanish, French, Russian and English, Ellen attended public and private schools in the U.S. and South America.
In Denver, Ellen’s community service has focused on supporting international education in the Rocky Mountain region and on creating partnerships with Spanish-speaking communities. She supports research into macular degeneration.
Ellen believes strongly that Colorado’s unique educational, geographic, economic and social conditions provide its residents with an ideal opportunity to raise, educate and prepare their children for higher education and global citizenship through the highest-quality American education with an international perspective.