Ellen holds a master degree in occupational therapy and occupational sciences from University of Southern California. She is currently a doctoral student in rehabilitation sciences at Boston University. Ellen has been involved in several research projects, including the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory revision project (since September, 2007), the Participation and Environment Project (since July, 2009), the PEDI-CAT for Autistic Spectrum Disorders project (since September, 2009). Her research interests include measurement development and child development under different cultures. Her dissertation is focusing on how parents shift responsibilities for managing daily life tasks to their children with and without disabilities.
Aside from academics and research, her interests include watching movies, reading, and learning about different cultures.