Ellie graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2013 with a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in English, earning distinction for theses in both majors. Her research in the lab of Scott Huettel applied network text analyses to map the semantic structure of human neuroimaging.
Following graduation, Ellie worked for two years in the lab of Randy Buckner at Harvard and MGH. In addition to coordinating studies of affective illness, she led an independent project investigating cognitive control network disruption in subthreshold depression.
Ellie matriculated at the Stanford School of Medicine in 2015 and earned a PhD in the Neurosciences in 2021. Her thesis in the labs of Amit Etkin and Russ Poldrack developed a computational approach to map domains of brain function from the human neuroimaging literature. The resulting ontology can be viewed at neuro-knowledge.org.