Elena has a keen focus on educational equity and whole-child approaches to public education. She brings more than 12 years of experience conducting education research in nonprofit, university, foundation, and school district settings. Her areas of expertise include systems of continuous improvement and organizational learning, as well as data strategy and analytics. After growing up in Sofia, Bulgaria, Elena obtained a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a master's degree from Penn State University, and a doctoral degree in urban education from Temple University. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and enjoys hiking with her family.
I believe that system-level improvement is at the core of improving educational opportunities and outcomes.