Ingrid Ellerbe

Ingrid Ellerbe serves as Senior Vice President of Partner and Program Engagement, spearheading the design and implementation of the company’s STEM Accelerator Programs in collaboration with the Base 11 community college, university and corporate partner network.  Driven by results, Ingrid leads the charge to empower high-potential, low-resource students with the access, resources and training needed to become the skilled STEM workforce and entrepreneurs our country so desperately needs.

A longtime education advocate, Ingrid’s experience includes 30 years in the K-16 education market in key roles ranging from business development to operations, marketing to strategic planning, and management to leadership development. She served as a C-suite executive at successful and innovative education service and education technology firms in the public, private and non-profit sectors including start-ups, established companies and large for-profit corporations. In the last 10 years she has been significantly focused on STEM education and the importance of building programs to enhance opportunities for high potential, low resource students.

Her guiding principle has always been to provide equity and access to quality programs to ensure that all students can achieve high standards. Ingrid serves as a trustee on the national board of the NAACP Foundation.

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Sustainable Engineering Outreach Programs through University, Industry, and Non-governmental Organization Partnerships


The Samueli School of Engineering and Base 11, aim to increase the number of students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who receive baccalaureate degrees in engineering by partnering with high schools, community colleges, non-governmental organization (NGOs), and industry. Using the social innovation framework for collective impact, this partnership has resulted in the creation of […]

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