Elysia Galindo-Ramirez has a master's degree in cultural studies with an emphasis in media studies from Claremont Graduate University. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in women’s studies from Loyola Marymount University. Her primary areas of interest are gender and sexuality in media, sports and sports media, and new media. During her doctoral studies, Elysia plans on further exploring and unraveling the media narratives that surround non-hetero/homo sexual identities and non-traditional gender presentation/gender identities. In her spare time, she enjoys Star Wars, comic books and lots of Netflix.