Elise has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach. She is an experienced facilitator and trainer in diversity and cross-cultural education. Additionally, she has studied and practiced numerous forms of social justice education and awareness building, communication, leadership development, and spiritual disciplines.
Elise considers herself a spiritual being having a human experience.
Elise is a natural leader and empathic extrovert who enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of those around her. She is curious about almost everything and loves to learn. Seeking balance is her life-long pursuit and has discovered that being still, spending time outside in natural surroundings, and having fun are absolutely essential for her health and happiness. Elise loves to travel and aspires to visit all the continents in her lifetime. Most recently, Elise has taken up bird-watching and is discovering the joy in distinguishing their different songs and calls!