Raised in a multiracial and multicultural home in Northeast Portland, Elle has dedicated her professional life to working at the intersections of education, public health, and community outreach. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology and Spanish from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Upon graduating, she was awarded a two-year Fulbright Fellowship to teach English and promote intercultural understanding in Mexico.
In March 2020, Elle returned to Portland and began working with the Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Program as a contact tracer and case investigator. In this capacity, she connected BIPOC and Spanish-speaking community members with the resources they needed to achieve a better quality of health. She continues to be an active member of the COVID-19 Equity Committee (CEC) to ensure that equity is centered across all aspects of the County’s COVID-19 response. Elle is excited to promote a culture of wellness for Black and African Immigrant and Refugee communities as a Health Educator with the REACH team.
In her free time, Elle enjoys running, spending time outdoors, and cooking for her friends and loved ones. She also loves traveling, language learning, and building community at home and at work.