Elisa is completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of St. Thomas. She is also a Rice University Alumn and is excited to return to her Rice family. She served as our Undergraduate Student Intern for two years when she was a student at Brown College, working towards her BAs in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. She was also the Campuswide Coordinator of the Rice Health Advisors, before graduating and becoming the Lead Research Data Coordinator for TCDD, a clinical research firm working on COVID-19 vaccine trials. She enjoys supporting college students, especially Rice students, as they handle the academic rigor and social navigation unique to university students. Additionally, she enjoys trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts, gardening, and dancing.
Student Group: Rice Health Advisors, Substance Use Task Force
Professional Interests: Outreach and education, planning and adaptation, setting healthy boundaries, self-care, solution-focused therapy, religious influence on mental health, trauma-informed care, women in STEM, men's mental health