Ellis worked as program director of the Institute of Reconciliation. He holds graduate degrees in both Education, and Peace and Reconciliation Studies. He was also one of the Peace Fellows of the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a representative of the Philippines to the 1st Dili International Youth Conference (East Timor) in 2008. He recently graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with the degree MA in Pastoral Ministry major in Social Justice Advocacy, and Bachelor in Sacred Theology at the Loyola School of Theology. He is currently working as a research and teaching assistant at ABS-CBN University.
Ellis loves to travel and he enjoys good food, good music, good movie, good theater play, and the company of good friends.