Eliya Pe'er was born in Plano Texas and was raised in Israel after her parents made Aliyah. Eliya was a counselor in Bnei Akiva and following graduation from high school, she served two years in Sherut Leumi as a Bnei Akiva coordinator. Eliya holds a B.S.W. in community social work and led community projects in the welfare department in Israel. For the past five years Eliya has been teaching English as a second language to elementary students while completing an M.A. in Education and a teaching certificate. In the past year, Eliya has been participating in practical training for women as educators and spiritual leaders for the diaspora at the Claudia Cohen Institute.