Elsa Cardona was born in Houston, Texas to Cuban refugees. Elsa graduated from Huntington Park High School in Southeast Los Angeles and went on to double major in Film Studies and Spanish at University of California Berkeley. Elsa's mother taught her Spanish first and instilled a deep respect for education early on. It is with that same love of learning and culture that Elsa teaches her 5 year old the richness of the Spanish language. She currently manages a social enterprise, 501c non-profit whose mission includes supporting single mothers through housing, on the job training and education so that they may break the cycles of poverty.