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Addie Ellis, Ed.D.

Addie Ellis
Addie Ellis earned her Ed.D. degree at Drexel University Sacramento in December 2012.

Ellis is the director of the Youth Policy Initiative for Sacramento Steps Forward. She has written several pieces, including her dissertation, regarding the impact of homelessness on transition-age youth.

In addition to her policy work and research on issues of housing insecurity and homelessness, Ellis is a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, a consultant, and a professional speaker. Her workshops include: Unheard and Unseen: Educating the new face of homelessness; Passion, Purpose, Power; My Sister’s Keeper: Reaching girls who bully; and Identifying Behaviors that Maximize Outcomes.

Ellis holds an M.S. in counseling from National University, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She also holds credentials in life and executive coaching, administration, and pupil personnel services.

She lives and instructs by the quote, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”