Born and raised in Washington, DC, Elivia is driven by filmmaking that uses intimacy and personal narrative to question our larger social systems and cultural identities. Through her films, she hopes to create visceral, visual experiences that break barriers between people and enable self-reflection.
Her work has been featured on the Atlantic and PBS, screened at festivals including AFI DOCS, DOC NYC and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and has been shortlisted for the student BAFTA awards. After graduating from New York University, she worked on Emmy and Academy Award winning television series and feature documentaries for Al Jazeera, National Geographic, HBO and PBS.
She is a graduate of Stanford University’s Documentary Film MFA program and is currently a film production lecturer in Stanford’s Art Department.