Aubrae Filipiak

Director - Bangor Region

Aubrae originally came to Maine Career Connect as a client, when her family relocated to Bangor, Maine, for her husband’s job. She remained involved with MCC as a supporter, well past her family’s own transition period. In the fall of 2017, she approached MCC with an idea that eventually became the MCC Connections program. Her work on developing and implementing that program are what ultimately led to her being offered the role of director.

Aubrae has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Michigan State University and a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Her 20+ years of work in the restaurant industry took her all over the country and gave her a unique opportunity to hone her skills at relocating and becoming established in new communities, which translate very well to the role she holds with Maine Career Connect.

She is active in the philanthropic community in Bangor, serving on the Board of Directors for Mabel Wadsworth Center, as a member of the Eastern Maine Medical Center Auxiliary and an ardent supporter of many local charities. She and her family live in Bangor’s Little City neighborhood.


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Ula S. Polsky

Director - Portland Region

Ula, a native of Bangor, returned to Maine after a 15 year absence pursuing her education and careers in foreign policy and global energy. Ula holds a BA in International Relations and French Literature from Tufts University, and a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. 

Motivated to make a positive impact on her community, Ula brings a unique blend of public, private, and non-profit leadership experience to both established and startup endeavors. Her strength is in synthesizing complex information for diverse stakeholders to generate consensus and drive action. She builds relationships with critical partners to create continuous forward momentum. She motivates teams and focuses their efforts so they can accomplish their goals and be greater than the sum of their parts.

Ula lives in Falmouth with her husband, teenage sons, and Lucy, a German shepherd. Ula and her family enjoy all the wonderful aspects of living in Maine – eating at Portland’s phenomenal restaurants, skiing at Sugarloaf, and hiking in Acadia.