Eliana was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her early twenties, she moved to the United States in order to further her education and learn other languages. As planned, by the time Eliana graduated California State University at Northridge with a degree in Psychology, she had mastered both English and Spanish, in addition to her mother tongue, Portuguese.
After college, Eliana took some time off to start a family. She remained a stay-at-home mother for a couple of years, until necessity met opportunity and Eliana re-joined the work force by accepting an offer to work as an executive assistant to a VP of Engineering at a software start-up. Due to her dedication and curiosity, a few months later, the director of quality assurance offered Eliana an opportunity to join their quality assurance team. Although at the time she was apprehensive about the complete change in gears (from psychology to technology!), Eliana's VP encouraged her, and she happily accepted the challenge. The rest is history.
Today Eliana is a successful professional in the software quality assurance and business systems analysis space. Although immensely grateful for her professional success and what it has afforded her, Eliana's personal interests extend far beyond software development. Eliana is a big proponent of meditation for people of all ages. She continues to educate herself in various aspects of psychology, particularly child development, as well as spirituality and metaphysics.
Eliana would like to devote her retired years to helping heal children and animals all over the world. She currently lives in Southern California with her teenage daughter and their beloved Miniature Schnauzer / wired hair Jack Russel mix.