During university, Ellen was employed as the Editor-in-Chief of her university’s student newspaper. In that time she restructured and renegotiated the paper’s budget to create many new student positions resulting in more social media engagement, new revenue streams (events and in later years website ads etc.), as well as design and editorial improvements. During her years with the paper, participation from the student community grew notably. At that time she also served as an ex-officio board member of her university’s student union. Ellen graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology as well as a Business Information Technology Management Certificate. Ellen went on to work as a Corporate Legal Assistant for a prominent, senior corporate lawyer who also serves as a judge. There she managed complex legal files in the areas of corporate, commercial, municipal assessment, and general litigation. Later on she spearheaded a large auditing project for the Research Ethics Board at her local hospital in partnership with the associated research institute. Ellen has developed a broad portfolio in promotions, marketing, design, photography, reporting, web administration, social media, research ethics and policy, corporate law, and management. Ellen has an obsession with learning new things and is a huge tech and science fan girl. Not that she has any ‘spare time,’ but Ellen enjoys music and photography, and her favourite guitar chord is the E minor.