Elisa has spent the last 30 years working in early childhood education. She has worked in a number of public and private early childhood programs, both in the classroom and at the administrative level. She is currently the Executive Director at Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool, a state funded early childhood program serving low income children and families in Long Beach. Elisa continues to support early childhood programs and educators as a child development consultant and mentor. In addition, Elisa has taught child development and administration at West Los Angeles College and Santa Monica College. Elisa earned her B.A. in Child Development, with a minor in Business Administration at Humboldt State University and her M.A. Ed in Early Childhood Education at American Jewish University. Elisa and her husband, Cliff, live in Los Angeles and are the parents to two daughters: Julia, who is attending college in New York and Izzy, who is a junior in high school.