Elsa is from a small border town in South Texas, Zapata, TX. She attended college at Texas A&M University and received her BS degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2005 and returned for graduate school a few years later to get her ME degree in Industrial Engineering in 2010.
She has work experience in the medical device industry and is presently working at the genomics division of Agilent Technologies, Inc. She has served in various leadership positions and has been involved in the community since she was a teenager. She continued her leadership involvement in college and after graduation upon entering the workforce. She is a 2014 graduate of the Hispanic Austin Leadership program.
She is also a certified fitness instructor where she helps people meet their fitness goals.