Ellen started her career as an officer in the U.S. Navy where she served as an intelligence officer. She later joined JP Morgan where she focused on exploring and facilitating investing in start-ups. Amidst the dot-com era, Ellen founded a start-up in the aviation industry where the team focused on building a B2B aviation part sourcing and brokerage focused on business jets. On the heels of the dot-com-bust, Ellen was recalled into the Navy to support Desert Storm II. Following this recall, she jointed Northrop Grumman. During her 12 years at Northrop Grumman, she held positions as a systems engineer and program manager. Her work included design and development of autonomous systems ranging from the Global Hawk to the Unmanned Carrier-based unmanned aerial system. Started an Aerospace Focused Accelerator in 2015; worked with USAF (that became AFWERX) to prototype first cohort (Orbital Sidekick one of the companies). Joined BMNT in 2018 to help Make the World A Better Place.