Elisabeth Cortese and her family moved to Cecil County Maryland in 2019 when she joined the Cecil County Memorial VFW Post 6027 as a Lifetime Member as a Veteran of the United States Army. She serves the community as a volunteer for the Cecil County Census and as a board member for the Cecil County Arts Council.
She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management and Administration from Excelsior College, a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Washington University School of Law, and will be pursuing her Juris Doctorate Degree in Non-Profit Law and Administrative Law focusing on Veterans Benefits, Veteran’s Transition and Resiliency, and Veteran’s Treatment Courts. Her goal is to develop a local Musical Outreach Program for local Veterans to aid in rehabilitation, provide and provide an outlet for creativity with the support of the local community and businesses. In her free time, she writes music, plays the guitar and sings.