Elisa Verna is a full-stack software engineer who supports our technology team in building new features and improving existing ones. She built her first website using a bad HTML editor when she was 13 and took her sweet time turning her curiosity about technology into a career. Before joining Ellevate, Elisa led the online editorial team for a magazine that reviews romance novels (yes, such a thing exists), followed by a brief stint as the community manager for an e-commerce beauty startup. She's proud to continue her professional trend of working for female-driven companies as part of the Ellevate team.
Elisa was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. and left as soon as humanly possible, eventually arriving in NYC in 2009. She is excited by not knowing how things work and definitely asked too many questions as a child. In her free time Elisa trains in powerlifting, loves on three very spoiled cats and shamelessly enjoys trashy reality TV.
Elisa's Female Role Model(s):
My younger sister and all of the strong ladies I train with.
Elisa's Favorite Ellevate Memory:
Definitely the first Ellevate summit. It took a lot of work and was the longest day, but I got to know my colleagues better and all of the speakers were inspiring. Seeing everyone I work with in action was incredibly motivating.
Elisa's Favorite GIF: