As the Director of Admissions and Outreach, Elena serves as the first point of contact for families and professionals in the University City community looking to learn more about the benefits of receiving a Fusion education. Elena has always possessed a strong passion for giving back and helping others. She earned a B.A. in Communication Studies at California State University San Marcos. While there, she was drawn to a program which offered the opportunity to be connected to students within the community and provide much needed mentoring as a way to assist these young adolescents in achieving their goals. It was through the collaboration of CSUSM and the local high school that Elena began her journey in becoming an exemplary example of what a mentor of young teens should be. So much so that she received two consecutive community service awards. Elena has always possessed a strong passion for giving back and helping others. She enjoys spending time with her husband whenever possible. She also enjoys running outdoors with her favorite furry friend and just might be adding a stroller to these outdoor excursions soon!