Born in Iran, in 1984, Elham received a B.F.A. in Handicrafts from Shiraz University in 2006, Shiraz, Iran, an M.A. in Art Studies from the University of Art in 2010, Tehran, Iran., , and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the Pennsylvania State University, U.S, in 2017. She has held multiple group and solo exhibitions in Iran and the United States. Currently, she is a dual-title Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.