Elena joined A Better Balance’s staff in 2023 as a member of the paid leave team. She previously worked as a tenants’ rights and eviction defense attorney in the Bronx. Elena received her J.D. from NYU School of Law and her B.A. from Yale University. In law school, she was a member of the Family Defense and Civil Rights Clinics, Internal Vice President of the Latinx Law Student Association, and was a board member of NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She also interned at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin.