Elissa Schaffner

Elissa is from Cleveland, Ohio where she attended Cleveland State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the subject of biology. She has always been intrigued by the natural world and loves to spend her time submerged in a forest. She became passionate about Biomedical Illustration after shadowing a medical illustrator at a legal services corporation in high school. She is determined to use her illustration skills to build accessibility and strengthen communication of scientific and medical concepts. As a student in the UIC Biomedical Visualization program, she is primarily interested in illustration, 3D modeling, medical-legal, and graphic design.