Elisa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied International Business at Stetson University, Metalsmithing at The Central Florida Gem & Mineral Society, and The Crealdé School of Art. After her studies, Elisa moved to New York City to apprentice under several jewelry designers and master jewelers. She has worked in all facets of the jewelry world, from retail sales, to benchwork, and most recently in couture jewelry production. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, but spends her free time renovating an 18th century house in Hunterdon County, NJ.