Prior to attending Samford, Ella attended Northlake Christian School, where she was Vice President of The National Honor Society, a member of the Costa Rica missions team, a part of numerous bible studies, and recognized as Salutatorian upon graduation. She had the opportunity to get hands-on experience at both accounting and engineering firms as an intern. Outside of school, Ella spent 8 years with a competitive dance company that consistently placed at all of their competitions. Ella was also an active member within her church, volunteering with young children and special needs ministries. At Samford, she plans to major in Accounting in hopes of becoming a Certified Personal Accountant in the future.