As a member of the Impact Team, Elena helps create meaningful solutions, communicate insights, and foster connections that benefit CSGF-supported charter school networks. Prior to joining CSGF, Elena led the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative learning models at Aspire Public Schools, where she expanded blended learning from 2 to 24 schools. She also helped integrate data systems and develop tools to help educators make informed decisions about their students’ academic progress. Elena started her career in management technology consulting at Deloitte and cofounded ThanksForTeaching.Us, a global effort to thank teachers for the actions, dreams, and passions they’ve inspired. She holds a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.