Elisa Estrella was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, by immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Fishbowl and the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival, where she was named a semi-finalist. She has completed her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She has had a long career in marketing and communications and is currently a project manager at PRI. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland where she is currently working on a couple of new writing projects that she hopes will bring more light into the world.