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Elissa Elliott

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in DALLAS, TEXAS, The United States

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I’ve been a voracious reader since I was a child. Growing up as the oldest of seven, reading was my escape. It was my travel to faraway places and to different cultures. I think it was Mark Twain who said, “We read to know we’re not alone,” and I agree wholeheartedly.

I went the scientific route, graduating from UCLA with a biology degree and a masters of education. I taught high school math for two years, then high school biology for six. I loved the interaction with the kids, and I definitely enjoyed the perks of travel and adventure, afforded to teachers who wanted to bring the world back to their classroom. Antarctica. Galapagos Islands. Outward Bound. Boundary Waters. British Virgin Islands. John Pennecamp State Park. I loved them all.


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“Belief is not always easy.
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