Dr. Ellen Taylor holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She was also the recipient of a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Grant - Goddard Space Flight Center.
She has worked as the mission systems engineer for Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS) and supported the systems engineering efforts for the Low Temperature Micro-gravity Physics Facility (LTMPF).
She performed a commercial architecture study (CAS) under the mission concepts and analysis directorate for the Aerospace Corporation.
She was the Project Manager and Systems Engineer for High Altitude Ozone Measuring and Educational Rocket (HOMER) and for CSHARP Cooperative Student High Altitude Rocket Payload prior to that, she was project manager and science team lead for Colorado Student Ozone and Atmospheric Rocket (CSOAR) science team.
As a member of the University of Colorado Freestyle Ski Team, she competed in the United States Ski Association (USSA) Rocky Mountain Division.