Elvia is a first generation, indigenous activist born and raised in the Central Valley from farm-working parents. Elvia graduated from Stanislaus State with a degree in Ethnic Studies and a minor in Sociology. Her life commitment and work towards the liberation of all peoples. Elvia has worked with various communities throughout the central valley, specifically in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Fresno Counties. Elvia is a spoken word poet, artist, and mother.