Originally born in Seattle, Ellie and her family lived in Los Angeles, Chicago and Kansas City before she headed South to San Antonio for college. After graduating from Trinity University in 2008, she moved to Thailand to teach English for six months. Shortly after, Ellie had a teaching stint in Breckenridge, CO before moving back to Texas, this time settling in Austin. She enjoys traveling, exploring the greenbelt, live music and spending time with her friends. She's tries to head to Colorado at least twice a year and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her dad. Ellie is looking forward to spending the next six years with the Class of 2020 and growing together.