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Ellen Wittman  

President of Students for Life, Miami University of Ohio

Ellen Wittman was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the youngest of eight children. Ellen attended Immaculate Conception Academy, graduating as salutatorian of her class. She is currently a senior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio majoring in Marketing and minoring in Political Science. Ellen has interned for Congressman Warren Davidson, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, and most recently as a media relations intern at The Heritage Foundation in Summer 2019.

Ellen is President of Students for Life on her campus where she leads her group in their initiatives to support pregnant and parenting students, spread awareness on the issue of abortion, and engage in public policy. Ellen successfully defended her Students for Life group’s First Amendment rights when her administration attempted to condition the group’s speech in the form of “trigger warnings”.

With the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, Ellen filed a lawsuit against her university and was successful in changing several administrative policies concerning speech on campus. Ellen speaks on First Amendment issues across the country and recently spoke alongside President Trump as he signed an executive order regarding free expression on college campuses. Ellen is passionate about life and liberty, and plans to continue fighting for these issues in her career.

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