Elise received her B.A. in Anthropology from Northeastern Illinois University in 2018. She has been an intern/volunteer at the Field Museum in the Collections Center with the Mammals Preparatory Lab since 2018. She also interned at the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her interests include bioarchaeology, trauma analysis particularly in cases of human rights violations, and forensic anthropology.