Elaine was born and raised in the central valley of California. Eighteen years later, the small town girl moved north to study at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.A. degree in Spanish Language and Literature and a minor in English literature.
She spent 2009 studying abroad in Santiago where she passed the time, studying, learning Chilean customs, dating her pololo, and eating completos italianos, charquican, marraquetas con palta, y sopaipillas.
She now resides in California where she continues to edit for Revolver and miss the above-mentioned foods and pololo. But hey, at least she has In-N-Out.