Elise Nahum has worked in education for 15 years teaching a wide range of Social Studies courses in high school and middle school, from AP US Government to Ancient Civilizations. She has also worked 8 years producing/directing musical theater and 5 years coaching mock trial. She attended UC San Diego studying political science and has done graduate studies at San Francisco State, San Jose State, and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to travel to different countries with her husband and their son and daughter. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, and swimming.