Ellen grew up near Collegeville and despite being one of five children, she is the only person in her family who remained in Pennsylvania. She graduated from West Chester University in 2011 with a Biology degree and has a strong interest in sustainability—particularly in waste prevention and food access issues. In her free time, Ellen likes to read and make things out of found objects and trash. Ellen worked as a Resident Assistant in college and is very excited to be back on a college campus! She currently lives in Phoenixville and enjoys walking to town, going to the library, and killing spotted lantern flies.