Elliot was born to parents who had expected a boy, had wanted a boy. When she was born, they decided to keep the name they'd settled on prior to her birth, Elliot Lee. While she was a girl, she did a lot of the same things her friends in the neighborhood did, climbing trees, wrestling in the dirt, playing with bugs. As she got older, she started getting more interested in science, wanting to follow her father to work after school to sit in his office while he helped people feel better. She'd hand him things he needed like cotton balls or popsicle sticks but of course, she had to wear her own gloves. Her father started buying child's size gloves for her to wear while she helped him.
When Ellie turned eleven, she got a letter saying she was eligible to attend a special kind of school that taught magic. Ellie thought it made sense, since she'd been able to help her father stock his office without picking things up for a while now. When she got to Tally, she was sorted into Spencer and immediately began applying herself to her classes. She loved transfiguration and potions and the second she entered third year, she had to sign up for Health & Healing and it became her favorite class ever.
After she graduated from Tally, she attended VMU to get a degree in magical healing. Using this as her undergraduate, she went to the University of New South Wales for a graduate medical degree before doing her general surgery fellowship (FRACS) at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Following her fellowship there, she joined St. Ringo's for a magical fellowship, where she met her husband, an administrator at St. Ringo's. Two years later, they were married when she was 32. After they were married, she joined St. Ringo's as a healer who specialized in muggle general surgery. Two years after her wedding to Ian, two years of trying to have children and failing, they decided to adopt. The hospital had just had an infant patient whose parents passed away after all three of the family had been in an accident. After filling out legal paperwork, home inspections, and hours of support classes, they were approved to adopt the little girl, Zoey.
The small family was happy and healthy. Two and a half years after adopting Zoey, Ellie found out she was pregnant. They had a beautiful boy who they named Bryce. When Bryce was ten months old, the happy family was broken. While packing their car to go on a vacation, Ellie was putting suitcases and Zoey into the car while Ian was carrying Bryce out of the house. He tripped down the stairs from their front door and landed on his back, Bryce on his chest. While their child was okay, Ian wasn't. After rushing him to St. Ringo's, it was discovered that he'd had a brain aneurysm that ruptured when he fell, causing him to bleed into his brain at such a rapid pace, he was pronounced dead when they arrived at the hospital.
After that, Ellie packed up her kids and their house, sold the place, and moved to Narrie, needing a change of pace, a change of scenery. While she was much the same with her children, she was noticeably different from before her husband's death. She joined the general hospital in Narragyambie as a practicing general surgeon/healer and has tried to overcome her grief at losing her husband. She's begun coming out of her shell and being the old, happier Ellie, but she's still grumpy and short-tempered with people. But in the three years since his death, she has learned how to adjust, how to put herself together again, and how to heal.