Likes: Traveling, music, time with my doggos, movies, sushi, deep uncontrollable laughter, ice cream, rugby, tacos
Dislikes: Cold weather, bullying, spiders, peas, oatmeal raisin cookies, pears
Jury is still out: Bull riding
Ellie graduated from Wartburg College in 2009 with a degree in Religion and minor in Social Welfare and has worked in the child welfare field since in various capacities. In 2015 she graduated with her Master's Degree in Philanthropy and Non-profit Development from the University of Northern Iowa.
Ellie worked as the Eastern Service Area Coordinator for the Parent Partner Program for 4 years, which provided an in-depth opportunity to gain an understanding of the Iowa child welfare system.