Ellie was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Portland five years ago so she could ride her bike all year 'round. This is her second year as a Student Ambassador. She is the Logistic Coordinator, so you can frequently find her in the Viking Information Center, the home base of the Student Ambassadors. Ellie is currently a post-baccalaureate student majoring in geology. She is the Vice-President of the PSU student chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. She enjoys trying all the beers Portland has to offer, going to metal shows, watching movies, getting new tattoos, hiking, and spending time with her husband and friends.