As a second generation Mexican-American and first generation college graduate, Elisa had to navigate the education system mostly on her own. A fierce advocate for education equity for children of color and their parents, Elisa’s passion for community led her to pursue a career centered around community engagement. As a nonprofit communications professional, Elisa has the privilege of writing and publicizing the outstanding work of nonprofit startups and how they benefit the communities they serve. It is her hope that her work makes it that much easier and more likely for those in need to be connected to resources that they didn’t know existed. Her work has been featured in Alhambra Source, The Hechinger Report and KPCC’s Take Two.