Ellie was born and raised in Chicago, IL, along with her two older brothers. Here she attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School where she was a member of the tennis team and multiple honor societies. Upon graduating with honors, Ellie was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Alabama. Ellie chose to major in chemical engineering and co-ops with Inventure Renewables. She began working in the Rupar Group in the spring of 2016 and is currently working on the synthesis of novel monomers. In her free time, Ellie enjoys baking, going to concerts, and being outdoors.