Born and bred in NYC, Elisa was raised by a hard-working, Latina mother who despite her best efforts, relied on Section 8 to keep a roof over her head and food stamps to keep food on the table.
Elisa developed a passion for community organizing and knew that she wanted to fight to elevate the needs of our most vulnerable. Elisa attended John Jay College, where she served as an elected student activist, sitting on various university-wide committees within the City University of New York (CUNY). She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights.
She is a proud union member of DC37 - Local 371.
Elisa has advocated on behalf of parents whose children have been victims of bullying, along with those who have been deprived of vital special education services. In her current role as the Education Liaison at the Bronx Borough President's office, Elisa had the opportunity to help countless families navigate NYC education system’s bureaucracy.
Elisa is running to represent Council district 15 in the heart of the Bronx - to fight for a public option for Employment, 100% permanently affordable housing and fully funded public schools.