Elise N. Banks is a native Texan and proud Houstonian. She graduated
from Baylor University with her B.A. in Psychology. She then went
on to complete her Masters in Counseling at the University of
Houston, where she graduated with honors. Elise currently
works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the hospital,
private practice and school settings.
Elise has been modeling and involved in competitive pageantry since the age of 15. Holding the titles of both Miss Waco USA 2007 and Miss Bay Area USA 2012, Elise wanted the opportunity to represent the state
of Texas so that she could continue the work she started in her platform. Elise won the title of Miss Texas International 2015 and continued on to win Miss International.
She travels domestically and internationally to advocate for mental health and reach broader audiences with her platform, Healthy Mind - Successful Life. Elise also uses her social media outlets and blogs to shed more light on mental health. When she is not working, Elise serves as a National Ambassador for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), an Executive Board member for NAMI Texas, and an Executive Board Foundation Member for Menninger Clinic.
For speaking engagements and appearances, please e-mail EliseNBanks@gmail.com.