Elisse graduated with her BA in Art History from the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she was a preservation assistant at the library conservation center and a preservation reviewer in the department of preservation. She also held pre-program internships at The Conservator’s Easel, in paintings conservation and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collections management. Before starting her graduate studies, Elisse was also an objects conservation intern with Fine Art Conservation, where she focused on treating three-dimensional art. This past summer, she interned at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD focusing on their contemporary art collection, time-based media projects, and outdoor sculpture maintenance.