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Ellen Binnion

Ellen Binnion

Psychology Major

Ellen Binnion, a psychology major from Belleville, Ill., is one of a handful of Judson students who have had a glimpse of life from Judson President Gene Crume’s perspective.

Ellen began an internship this fall with Judson’s president after stepping away from playing on the Women’s Tennis team. She describes this opportunity as being a great experience with a great leader and looks forward to what is to come in the Spring semester.

“So far in the internship, I have attended a large fundraiser alongside [Dr. and Mrs. Crume], attended the World Leaders Forum as a VIP and was by Dr. Crume’s side throughout the night, and I had lunch with Judson’s lawyer,” Ellen said. “One of my biggest projects has been working to [establish] a Gospel Justice chapter at Judson.” Gospel Justice is a nonprofit organization founded by Judson alumnus Bruce Strom. The organization’s mission is to provide legal advice to under-privileged communities and people once a month.

Ellen’s major requires 120 hours of internships, so her current internship with Dr. Crume dovetailed well with her first internship at Lifespan, a nonprofit located in Des Plaines and Chicago. Lifespan provides legal and counseling services free of charge to women and children who have been victims of violence. “I worked directly under the supervising attorney,” she said.

Ellen plans to pursue a law school after she graduates from Judson.  She credits her professors, classes, and her internships with preparing her for her future career. She dreams of a career inspired by her high school sociology teacher and family members who encouraged her to help those in need.

“I plan to take the LSAT on November 25 and, if all goes well, attend law school,” Ellen said. “Ideally, I want to work for the state as a prosecutor and help those who have been wronged in any way.”

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