Elissa wrote code before she wrote content. After graduation from RPI, she put her technical skills to use as a software developer and project manager for a defense consulting firm, a major telecommunications company, and one of the largest financial institutions in the United States. While she's no longer developing software, this background forms the basis for her writing about science and technology. She's written about many information technology subjects including antivirus software, big data, cloud computing, computer chip technology, and the Internet of Things. Her other science topics have included asteroid mining, indicator species, and insects' senses.
Elissa also frequently writes about travel subjects. Her last permanent job gave Elissa a large number of vacation days, which she used to visit more than 30 countries on five continents. She often writes about destinations she's visited, including her home town. Her service articles and destination articles have appeared in multiple print and online markets. She handles the social media posts for several hotel chains and wrote the attraction descriptions for a hotel's guide to New York City. Elissa contributes to several trade publications in the group travel industry. She blogs about her trips at her personal website and has a travel e-book in the Kindle store on Amazon.
While technology and travel articles make up the bulk of Elissa's writing, she also enjoys writing on other topics, including health and fitness, decorating, real estate, food, and other lifestyle subjects.