Ellen received B.A. degrees in Environmental Studies and Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is entering IQ Biology through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Ellen completed her first lab rotation in Dr. Orit Peleg’s lab in the Department of Computer Science. She completed her second lab rotation in Dr. Dan Doak's lab in the Environmental Studies program. Ellen is completing her third lab rotation in Dr. Boswell Wing's lab in the Department of Geological Sciences.