Eliina Belenkiy was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived there for 25 years before moving to the east coast in 2010. 

Eliina's photography, poems and short stories have been on display and published across the US.  

Eliina is an Advocate for Sexual Assault survivors and is a RAINN Speakers Bureau Member (rainn.org) and has spoken to various media outlets.

Eliina is currently starting a non-profit, Regain Your Voice, titled after her project Sexual Assault Survivors: Regaining Their Voice, to provide outreach, advocacy and education services in the community around the prevention of sexual violence. 

Eliina has an degree in Photography from Academy of Art University in San Fransisco, CA, a BA in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in San Jose, CA and an M.Ed in Counseling and Development from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia.