Ellie has been living with chronic migraine for the last 8 years. She began writing about her life as a student and young adult living with migraine on her blog, Chronic Migraine Ellie, over 4 years ago. She writes about topics like understanding migraine and learning how to be a patient advocate, reducing stigma around migraine, mental health and invisible disabilities, and navigating personal and professional relationships while living with chronic illness. In addition to her blog, she is also a patient advocate for migraine and has attended Headache on the Hill for the past 3 years.
Ellie graduated from Wesleyan University in May 2019 with a B.A. in History and the Science and Society Program. She wrote her senior thesis on the development of pain management as a medical specialty and the relationship between physician pain management advocacy and public policy. Ellie currently works in health policy in Washington D.C.