Dr. Ell was raised in Eugene. She ventured north for college at the University of Portland, and continued onto medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Before joining Metropolitan Pediatrics, she practiced at Oregon Pediatrics for several years. Dr. Ell lives in North Portland with her husband, Pat, and 3 children. When away from work, Dr. Ell can usually be found at home with her family, at her neighborhood Catholic Church, or on the sidelines at her children's sporting events. She leads a very busy life and would not have it any other way! In her precious downtime, she enjoys hiking and baking.