Ellen previously served as Senior Health and Policy Specialist at EcoHealth Alliance, where she worked since 2016 on a variety of scientific and policy initiatives that advanced the ecological health mission of the organization. Her efforts address global health security, biosurveillance, and all aspects of policy related to improving pandemic preparedness. Until 2016, as Principal of Carlin Communications, Ellen provided science and science policy consulting services including scientific writing for numerous clients, such as the National Academies of Science. In 2013, she completed a fellowship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, working on data analysis and other aspects of antimicrobial resistance. From 2007-2013, she was senior professional staff with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security (Peter T. King, NY), where she handled medical preparedness, biodefense, and science and technology policy. That position began as a fellowship with the American Veterinary Medical Association/American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ellen has also worked or volunteered as a small animal clinical veterinarian for organizations including the Washington Animal Rescue League, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PetCo, and private clinics, and continues to do so, serving her interests in public health, animal welfare, and parasitology. Ellen received a bachelor’s of science in biology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a courtesy lecturer.