Pronouns: She / Her / Hers
Elena joins Mission Partners with a varied background in social media strategy, digital media publishing, and journalism. Most recently, she spent two years in New York as an assistant editor, writer, and social media manager for Esquire.com at Hearst Magazines. While at Esquire, she helped guide the site’s overall content strategy from both a social media and an SEO perspective. As a freelance writer and reporter, her work has been published in Glamour, Bustle, and Rolling Stone. Her reporting has covered a wide-range of topics, including climate change, equality for women in the workplace, diversity in Hollywood, mental health, and the intersection of politics and culture.
Prior to her career start in digital media, Elena also interned for Rock the Vote in Washington, D.C. and with MTV’s Public Affairs department in New York.
Elena graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in 2016 with a focus in digital media and business management. While in college, she was heavily involved with fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network, and she continues to passionately support these organizations.