Elena is an administrative assistant that supports members of the Management Team. She has a degree in Biology and a deep passion for ecology, animals, and science. Common Ground offers her a great opportunity to combine her professional and personal interests. When not working here, she also works as an environmental educator at the Ansonia Nature Center and as a university assistant in the Biology department at Southern Connecticut State University.

Before coming to Common Ground, Elena worked as a medical office manager and a veterinary assistant. When not at work she enjoys hiking, camping, making jewelry, collecting antiques and taxidermy, and spoiling Pumpernickel and Butters, her pet rats.