Ellie’s experience as a research assistant has included mechanisms of disease and patient barriers to healthcare access. Her work experience also includes data analysis for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Ellie earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a biostatistics concentration, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Outside of work, Ellie enjoys staying active by walking her dog around the city, occasionally running, exploring new restaurants, brewing kombucha, and learning new crafts.