Ellen Kuenzig completed her Master’s in epidemiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2012 and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Calgary in 2016. Combining her experiences living with Crohn’s disease and her passion for better understanding IBD, her research during her PhD focused on genetic and environmental risk factors IBD. After finishing her PhD, Ellen began working as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Eric Benchimol at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies. Ellen received the AbbVie IBD Scholarship from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and twice received a Student Research Prize from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada at Canadian Digestive Diseases Week. Her fellowship is funded through an award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.