Some industries Elaijia has worked in were state and human service fields, such as Children Protective Services (Family Based Safety Services), Service Coordination, Home and Community-Based Services, drug, and alcohol rehabilitation treatment, and some preservation-based real estate work. An interesting fact about the work is that Elaijia has been in preservation services since “2014,” when she began at Texas Department of Family and Protective Services serving in a less traditional CPS role. Elaijia worked as a Family-Based Safety Services Worker as a preservationist to preserve families under the Family-Based Safety Services Program. In this role, Elaijia’s mission was to remove fewer to no children from their families to preserve families. Throughout all Elaijia’s years of service with the department, Elaijia removed one group of children. Elaijia often wondered about the successful growth and transitions of families she serviced, thereby going on to be a counselor to help others in disparate positions. Elaijia’s journey didn’t end there, as she has been preserving homes in local communities.