Elva joined Liga MAC as a volunteer in 2004. She helped to create the “Wings” program, a self-awareness and sexuality program for girls. After eight years facilitating the program, she was invited to serve in the Board of Directors as Secretary in 2012, and was hired as Executive Director in 2013. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in tourism from the Universidad de Occidente in Mazatlan, Sinaloa (valedictorian of her class) and she has a Masters of Arts in Psychology by the Instituto de Terapia Gestalt Region Occidente in Guadalajara, Jalisco.