Elisa has a degree in industrial engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt. Her PhD research focusses on the impact of intelligent worker support systems in cyber-physical production systems. She has previously contributed to publications in the field of machine learning in business informatics.
She has been involved in technology consulting, product innovation and business development functions in corporations, start-ups and SMEs, including McKinsey&Company, STABILO, MWH Global, and Hafner. Moreover, she has been active with Engineers without Borders leading a water infrastructure and microfinance project in Kenya. She is a scholar of the Foundation of German Business (sdw) and recently received the "Next Generation Women Leaders Award" by McKinsey&Company.