Based in Arizona while growing up, Annelisa spent her childhood outside in the American Southwest. Annelisa graduated with distinction from Yale's undergraduate art program in 2016. She has also studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, DC, and Yale’s studio art intensive in Auvillar, France. She has traveled through Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean in pursuit of artistic projects. She is inspired by nature, politics, and travel; she currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Annelisa’s work has appeared on album covers and in galleries, including the Yale Art Gallery. She has been published in the Goethe Institut Magazine, The Art of Eating, The Center for Constitutional Rights, the Yale Daily News, where she served as illustrations and comics editor, senior illustrator, and senior photographer; and in the Yale Record, where she served as art director. She recently co-edited a book on drone photography technique written by National Geographic photographer Kike Calvo. Annelisa has won numerous awards, including finalist status for college editorial cartooning in the Society for Professional Journalists national competition and the Ethel Childe Walker Prize for exceptional artistic development by a Yale art student.