Ellen studied at Massey University in Palmerston North, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013. Since then, she worked as a Locum Veterinarian at all five Wellington region CareVets clinics and is now a full-time Veterinarian at CareVets Porirua. Her particular areas of interest are pathology, post-mortem and avian patients. Ellen is owned by a Manx cat called Ace and an elderly moggy called Tankette. In her (rare) free time, she enjoys science fiction and learning languages, including Esperanto.