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Ellen Fugate



Ellen is a Data Manager with The Connecticut Project where she is responsible for building, managing, and leading the systems that ensure meaningful access to and use of data.

Prior to joining The Connecticut Project, Ellen worked as the Applied Data Manager at the Connecticut RISE Network and as a Data Strategist at Education Analytics. She also completed her Master’s in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and research. Ellen was born and raised in Ohio and currently lives in New Haven.

Why do you do the work?

I am passionate about advancing the practical use of data to promote transparency, expose inequities, and drive improvement. Ensuring decision-makers have the right information, at the right time, is crucial to improving our educational, health, and social systems. I aspire to help make data accessible, meaningful, and relevant to work focused on ensuring a prosperous future for all Connecticut residents.

What are some specific places or things you love in Connecticut?

I love exploring neighborhoods in different Connecticut cities and enjoying the diverse restaurant scene across our state. In the summer, I swim open water in the Long Island Sound and in Westhill Lake, near New Hartford. I appreciate living in a place with easy access to both vibrant cities and natural spaces.