I’m Ellyn! 

I'm a former competitive athlete turned lazy student who lost her direction.

I am someone who has struggled with self-consciousness, battled through my own limiting beliefs and returned as a confident woman navigating single-life as a twenty-something. 

I'm a girl who gave up on my "plan" to create a life that she was passionate about, to do work I love, with people who build me up, and don't tear me down.

I'm a little sister. A daddy's girl. A coffee & sports-loving Seattle girl. A sappy romantic and action-movie junky with an odd obsession for reading non-fiction. A wine-drinking, craft beer-loving, jelly bean fiend with a music obsession.

I'm a passionate, emotional, non-confrontational introvert, who swears a lot and has a love for photography, fitness, teaching, coaching and all things food. I have an MS in Microbiology & Immunology and I've decided to leave the world of research for good after 10 years and 2 publications (+2 more on the way).

But that's not even the half of it. I've gone through many ups and downs in my own life. I've gained and lost weight after giving up competitive sports and soccer, and my self image took serious hits during the process. But I was able to not just find my confidence again, but achieve a level of self-confidence that I've frankly never had before through personal development and making significant personal changes.


I'm on a Personal Mission...

To create a global conversation about mental and physical health in STEM professionals,  particularly in graduate students!

To create a global movement in which every single person engages in a daily habit of personal development, because spending just 10-15 minutes a day can drastically change your life!

To live passionately and courageously, to be confident to cultivate wonder, curiosity, and uncomfortable, mind-blowing action.

To never give up on my dreams, crazy or hair-brained as they may be and to encourage others to do the same. 

Check out more details on specific aspects of my story below!


 

 

Physical Transformation

FORMER ATHLETE TO DEPRESSED COLLEGE STUDENT & BACK AGAIN!


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Personal Growth

FINDING MY CONFIDENCE....AGAIN!


 

Career Change

FROM THE "PLAN" TO FINDING MY PASSION


Passion Projects

WHO WOULD I BE...

If I dared you to live your dreams, but didn't explore my own?


Things I Love

I have so many recommendations!

From books to products that have been game-changers for me! Check 'em out!