Born and raised in Gig Harbor, Washington, ELLIE PAPPULEAS had no insight into the world of film making until working for the Biola Media Conference her freshman year at Biola University. After the conference, she switched majors and jumped head first into the film department, learning on set all the ins and outs of student film production. That same year, Ellie became the producer of the Biola Film Festival, which she is now working on for her third year in a row. She loves risk and adventure, and will try almost any food except cauliflower.