Elena has devoted the last five year of her career to helping low-income, first-generation students go to college – managing over 35 local, regional, national, and international scholarship programs. Elena has worked collaboratively with scholarship providers and colleges and universities to design and implement scholarship programs that meet the needs of the students they serve. She has provided the full panoply of management services from program design through application management, selection of finalists, award payment, and student and parent outreach. Her wealth of knowledge makes her a leading expert in scholarship management.
Before working as a scholarship management services provider, Elena spent over twenty years in the hospitality and retail management industries. It was her experience in these industries that enabled her to hone her servant leader mentality.
Elena is an ardent and active voice for our Scholars – and doing all that we can to support them in a successful college journey. While her talents are vast, it is her attention to detail, calmness under pressure, and an incredible ability to retain and recall vast amounts of information that make Elena stand out.
Elena holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Music Business from Belmont University.