Krug transitioned from male to female in 2009, while she was an Iowa civil trial attorney with 100+ trials. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie currently speaks, trains, and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to governmental entities, court systems, corporations, law firms, social service organizations, and colleges and universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her diversity and inclusion program, “Gray Area Thinking®” across the country.