Ellie received her bachelor degree in business administration from Goshen College. She received a master degree in international education from the University of Massachusetts. Ellie came to the NIH in 2000 as a program analyst in the Office of the Director at NIDCR. In 2004 she began working with Roadmap since its inception and stayed with it when it transitioned into the Common Fund with the Reauthorization in 2006. She serves as the ENS Coordinator for the Common Fund and is part of the Operations Team.