Gabrielle (“Ellie”) Rubenstein
Gabrielle (Ellie) Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and CEO of Manna Tree Partners- a women led, emerging manager growth equity food investment fund that focuses on investing minority stake in premier family owned food companies.
As an active philanthropist, Ms. Rubenstein was awarded a Presidential Volunteerism Medal. She currently serves on the American Red Cross at the national headquarters as Lead Volunteer Advisor for Service to Armed Forces and as Board Member of the American Red Cross of Alaska on the Mission and Outreach Committee. Ms. Rubenstein also serves on various local boards and initiatives focused on Military, Public Policy, Health and Education.
Ms. Rubenstein recently obtained an MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management which is a dual degree program that awards an MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. During her studies at Indiana, she was honored to be included in the 2017 Tobias Leadership Fellows program. Ms. Rubenstein completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University where she received a BA in Sociology with an honors thesis on Philanthropy and was active in Ski Racing in which she received 4 Varsity Ski Racing Letters. She additionally earned a graduate certificate in Mind-Body-Wellness from UCLA’s Center for East-West Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.