Eliana grew up going to 13 different schools along with living in several different countries including Chile and New Zealand. Always being the "new girl" sparked a lifelong passion for studying people. Her diverse look comes from her immigrant Chilean father (Quechua Indian descent), while her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish and Northwestern European. Her athletic abilities have taken her to run marathons, train with an Olympic level boxing coach, and cycle at an advanced level. She also enjoys the art of live storytelling and was recently featured on The Moth podcast on NPR. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband where they own and operate the Hollywood restaurant, Electric Owl.