Elizondo is from Monterrey, Mexico. Her leadership abilities and self-discipline enabled her to become national waterski champion from 1997 through 2001. In 2006 she participated in the Leadership Congress organized by APEC in Vietnam, and in 2008 she took charge of the organization of this same event in Lima, Peru.
In 2010 she was Mexican Ambassador to the One Young World Summit in London, and again in Pittsburg, 2012. On another note, she has helped create venues in her home city for the inclusion of children with Down’s Syndrome
Ethna studied culinary arts in Monterrey, Barcelona, and Florence. She currently lives in Bogotá where she runs her own catering company, Kitchen Stories, and volunteers with the Asdown Caribe Foundation.