Albert Ellenich is a technology professional working to help make the interface between devices and people easier to use. He has worked on projects with big brands you know, including Orbitz, McDonalds, Quaker Oats and Walgreens. He is a born and raised midwesterner growing up on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula before attending the University of Michigan to study computer science and graphic design.

While in college, Albert joined Alpha Phi Omega, a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. Albert held active leadership roles in the organization and committed himself to numerous volunteer service projects each semester helping at local schools, homeless shelters, Ronald McDonald House and more. These experiences made volunteerism a permanent part of Albert’s life.

Prior to moving to Chicago over 20 years ago, Albert held active volunteer roles with the local chapter of the American Red Cross in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he supported all marketing and communication efforts, event planning and fund raising. He is excited to bring all his past volunteer experience with him to Back 2 School Illinois as a board member.

In his spare time, Albert is an avid traveller, photographer and kitchen hack, sharing his creativity, humor and food with friends and family. You can follow his musings on twitter via @AlbertEllenich and his travel experiences via @MaxYourTravel.