Elyssa started her undergraduate degree at Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied painting and graphic design, when she realized her interest in the medical arts she transferred to Arcadia University. There she graduated with a BA in Scientific and Pre-Medical Illustration. She completed her graduate studies in medical and biological illustration at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.  Elyssa is currently an illustrator at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis.