Ekren is a media relations specialist with Essentia Health in Fargo. As a member of the marketing and communications team, Ekren has the privilege of sharing stories about their mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. No stranger to the medical world, Ekren was raised in Langdon, N.D., where her dad was the hospital administrator and her mom a nurse. Ekren graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a few years later, landed in Fargo. She has worked in a mix of communications, fundraising, and event management roles during her career.