Elise grew up in Park Ridge, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2018 where she majored in psychology and minored in sociology. As a student, she volunteered at schools both locally and abroad sparking her passion for working with students. Elise is now an AmeriCorps Y.O.U.th Serve Member at Walker Elementary School.
After spending a year working with youth in upstate New York, she is excited to be back in the Chicago area. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, doing arts and crafts, and exploring new places.