Thanks for being here, and learning a little bit about me!
My name is Elisia. Pronounced Uhh leash ah. Like how you would pronounce Alicia Keys or Alicia Silverstone. But why is my name spelled E-L-I-S-I-A, you ask? I'm still not sure! If you get it wrong, well it won't be the first time, or the thousandth time, so you are in good company! :)
Here are some random things about me, in no particular order:
I am an over-zealous project undertaker, a real food enthusiast, a self-development junkie, and a multipotentialite with no one true calling. I am a lover of learning and adventuring, and a firm believer in living an optimal life full of vitality and happiness.
I am a traveler at heart, I have been to over eighteen countries and lived for extended periods of time - in Spain for study abroad, and Ukraine for Peace Corps for about two years. I spent four years going to different Model United Nations conferences all over the world.
In Ukraine for the Peace Corps, I taught English in a small school in a small town, in the middle of the country (Kirovogrhad Oblast). It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, interacting with another culture on a daily basis and integrating myself by learning the language and adopting cultural traditions. Outside of teaching English I also organized student camps that involved empowering teen girls in areas of self-image and worth, human trafficking, healthy relationships, and becoming leaders.
I love self-development but as you can tell with my education and travels I am also passionate about international/domestic development. Topics that I love to discuss/hope to involve myself more in, including all women's issues, undernourishment, poverty, immigration, and human trafficking.
On another note, I firmly believe that every single person has a right to know what is in their food and where it is coming from. I also believe that people have a right to updated science when it comes to your personal health care, not science that is dictated by pharmaceutical industries, corporations, and the government.
I believe that the food companies, giant corporations, and the healthcare system need a major transformation. They are the drivers, and the root cause of all things I am currently hoping to help women and men address. I fell victim to all three of these powerful industries for many years. My passion lies in getting us back to health and in taking back that power for all of us to have.