Elise Chwan [elees – shwahn] grew up in the state of New York, USA. She went to college at SUNY University at Buffalo in western New York for a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and minor in Studio Art. Half way through college, she started working for an architect over her summer breaks in her hometown. Elise continued working for the architecture firm for 6 months after her graduation from the university. She received an opportunity to work for a unitized curtain wall construction facility close to Buffalo, and worked there for 2 years and 3 months with multiple responsibilities, including assistant project management, drafting, and CNC programming. Elise then received another opportunity to draft alongside engineers and drafters for a steel company. She worked there for a year, and then was accepted to make aliyah. She now lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, and started Elise Chwan Design + Drafting to offer her wide range of knowledge and design skills to local and long distance companies.