Ellissa Clark was raised on a multigenerational dairy farm in northern Utah. Her growing up years were spent milking cows, changing sprinkler pipes, and driving tractors; this upbringing encouraged a lasting love for agriculture. Ellissa graduated from Brigham Young University in December 2019 with a B.S. in Experience Design and Management. During her college years she completed internships with Dairy West and USU Extension, volunteered as a mountain bike racing coach, and lived abroad for a year and a half in the Marshall Islands. Her time in the Marshall Islands inspired an appreciation for different cultures and resulted in fluency in the Marshallese language.
In her spare time, Ellissa can be found enjoying outdoor activities. Ellissa joined IDA Consulting Services, Inc. in January 2020.