Ella was born in 1991 and grew up in northern New South Wales. She is an award-winning writer, editor and academic. She is currently a lecturer in creative writing at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Her debut collection of poetry, Dead Bolt, won the inaugural Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems and will be published in late 2019. Her poems, essays and criticism appear in journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Southerly, Island, Westerly, Best Australian Poems and many others.

Ella co-edits Stilts, a triannual digital poetry journal, and is poetry editor of the Australian academic journal Social Alternatives.