Program Associate

Elena has been involved in the movement to end gender-based violence as an advocate, activist, organizer, and researcher. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice (concentration on Incarcerated Women), as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. [Read more]

Elena has been involved in the movement to end gender-based violence as an advocate, activist, organizer, and researcher. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice (concentration on Incarcerated Women), as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Elena incorporates the transformative and community-building capacity of creative expression in all her justice work. Since March 2018, Elena has provided key support to, and assisted with, the implementation of the Advocacy Learning Center and Rural program efforts. Elena volunteers her time as part of the grassroots movement for criminal justice reform and leads writing workshops in county and state correctional facilities in Minnesota.