In 2016 Elena graduated from UC Berkeley. There she studied Political Ecology, focusing on contemporary and historic land issues. She also carried out research in the agroecology lab and on food issues in her home county, worked at the campus radio station, and as an elementary school reading tutor. Today, living in New Orleans, she co-founded the Delta Collaborative to bridge the divide between the political left and right by pealing back the layers of our individual histories, hoping that united, we may address environmental issues. She also teaches in New Orleans’ schools and hones her linoleum block printing skills.
Updated October 2017