Elaine is an Inuk from Arviat. She holds a diploma from Nunavut Sivuniksavut and has also successfully received the Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator designation with AFOA Canada. She is a Senior Business Officer with the Nunavut Arctic College, where she has made important contributions for the last 13 years. Her main responsibilities are overseeing the Finance and Student Services departments. She is also involved in the process of the exploration and establishment of a Nunavut University. Elaine currently resides in Iqaluit with her husband and two children.