Born and raised in Meridian, Idaho, Ella was homeschooled throughout high school and attended a homeschool program called Garnet Preparatory Academy. Ella is now attending College of Western Idaho with plans to become a Physical Therapist. She loves gaining experience while assisting the therapist here at Idaho Pediatric Therapy Clinic! Throughout her life, she has been known to be a “kid magnet” and enjoys spending time with children. At the age of 14, Ella began volunteering at her church as an assistant with the 3-year-olds, where she would assist the teacher, coordinate games and help with projects. In November of 2016, with a heart full of love and a strong desire to help, Ella took the opportunity to experience a mission trip through her church to Guatemala. There she spent most of her time at multiple orphanages, where she thoroughly enjoyed playing games, pampering, and educating the children. Ella’s favorite pastime activity is hanging with friends and family. She is a big fan of nature and traveling. Some of her hobbies include baking, painting, hiking, and kayaking. She also enjoys writing short stories and has a good eye for photography.