Elisa was born in Bruchsal in 2001, where she has lived her whole life. In 2019, she graduated from Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium in Bruchsal. After that she did a gap year and worked in an elementary school, as she wanted to become a teacher. She then quickly realised that she wanted to start an apprenticeship in biology instead of going to university. In September 2020 she started her training as a biological lab technician at KIT Campus North. Part of the training is working in different lab groups, leading her to work in the Hilbert lab in the second year of her training.