Elli Pippin

Assistant Director for Career & Experiential Learning

Elli Schappler
  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Personal


  • B.A., Political science, Elon University
  • M.A., Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University (In Progress)

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Internship Design
  • Career Advising
  • Program Development
  • Employer Relations


Elli collaborates with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers to cultivate experiential learning opportunities (such as internships, externships, coops, and micro-internships). Elli oversees the Academic Internship/Cooperative Education program and provides comprehensive internship services and support for students and alumni. Elli also serves as a career advisor to assist students and alumni in making informed choices relative to career, vocation, academic and life planning.


Originally from New Hampshire, Elli moved to Washington and joined PLU in 2019. Having made a career in talent acquisition and student development, Elli is driven by creating meaningful connections between students, alumni, and employers. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being by the water, relaxing with family and friends, and playing with her dog, Romo.

Fun Facts

  • My first job was a host at a local pizza restaurant. I worked alongside 3 of my cousins!