Elena's primary responsibility is to be the bridge-person between the high school and college programs. She provides college advising to high school seniors and families.
I value the diversity and beauty of human experience. No two human souls are the same, and we all have different needs and dreams for our lives. I chose to work at Student U because this organization supports individual expression by deeply investing not only into each student’s academic life, but into their personal well-being and family life, too. Student U views each student as the whole asset to their community that they really are.
Elena outside of Student U:
When I am not at Student U, I am usually playing indoor “monster tag” with my little ones Maria and Elián or hiking outside with my college sweetheart Andrew.
Advice Elena finds valuable:
Students, don’t be afraid to fail! Because there is no one exactly like you, your existence is crucial and immensely valuable. This value does not diminish because of a failure.
Other organizations Elena is involved with:
Teach for America Alumna (Phoenix 2010)
University of Florida and Arizona State University
Course of study:
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts in English, and Master of Education in Secondary Education
5.5 years of experience in college advising and 2.5 years of experience in teaching
Student U start date:
January 7, 2019