Elena Chernock, M.F.A, graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Visual and Media Arts
and went on to work in film and television production in Los Angeles, CA for five years.
In 2009, following her passion for social justice and education, Elena put her life on a
new path of arts education and youth development. She initiated an annual creative arts
workshop for youth in Nicaragua, sought professional development in San Remo, Italy,
and then returned to Nicaragua as the Director of Artistic Programming for an educational
initiative serving low income families. In 2012, Elena accepted the position of Creative
Expression Coordinator for an educational non-profit in Guatemala City, where she
developed programming that allowed her students a safe place for expression and creative
growth. Elena later relocated to Seattle to earn her M.F.A. in Arts Leadership at Seattle
University while developing her evaluation skills in the role of Research Assistant at
MEMconsultants. Most recently, Elena has served as Program Director at Youth in Focus,
an organization that empowers youth through photography to experience their world in new
ways and make positive changes in their communities. Elena rejoined MEMconsultants in the
winter of 2017 and has been taking a leadership role in planning and implementing
evaluation ever since.