Ellie is a sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico and a pre-occupational therapy major. She also plans to become an applied behavioral science major. Ellie has worked with people with disabilities in the past as a counselor for Camp Rising Sun and in high school as chapter president of the "Best Buddies" program. She's still involved with the program through its college chapter, in addition to KU Believes Autism Matters and Able Hawks and Allies. In her position with the RTCIL, Ellie helps update and expand the HAIL project.