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Elena is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing degrees in journalism and international relations. She has worked at multiple media organizations including The Indianapolis Star, part of the USA TODAY Network, San Antonio Express-News, The Texas Tribune, and Houston Chronicle. Her reporting focuses on Texas politics and public policy issues including health care, immigration, and marijuana reform.

With certificates in international security and Latin American politics, she is mainly interested in gender issues and accountability of human rights abuses through investigative reporting.