Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
B.A. Anthropology, Indiana University, 2017
Elena manages Merry Lea’s communication efforts for promoting stories, programs, events and other opportunities for the public to engage in and further Merry Lea’s mission. She creates and edits content for The Merry Leaflet, social media, website, news releases and more. Elena first arrived to Merry Lea in August 2019 as an environmental educator, teaching PreK-12 school programs. She also assisted with the masters in environmental education program, coordinating opportunities for the students and developing recruitment strategies. Elena’s first introduction to the field of environmental education began in Honolulu, where she served on the External Affairs Team as a Kupu AmeriCorps Intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A native of Elkhart, Ind., Elena is excited to re-invest in a place she calls home.