Ellen grew up in Arlington, Texas. She attended Ouachita Baptist University, receiving degrees in history and Spanish. During college, Ellen studied abroad in Alicante, Spain, and was a member of Tri Chi women’s social club and Phi Alpha Theta International History Honors Society.
Ellen attended Texas A&M University School of Law, where she served on the Texas A&M Law Review as an articles editor. While at A&M, Ellen interned for Judge John Chupp of the 141st District Court, Tarrant County, and volunteered at the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.
Outside of the office, Ellen enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and being involved in her community and church.