Elana pursued an International Relations degree while at Hendrix College. Her interest in environmental justice led her to assist the Sierra Club in hosting a series of clean energy town hall meetings across the state. She also researched and tracked progressive policies for the Arkansas Public Policy Panel during the most recent state legislative session. Above all, she values the opportunity to watch non-traditional allies, such as hunters and conservationists, as well as natural gas companies and landowners affected by hydraulic fracturing, find common ground. Elana is passionate about building coalitions amongst diverse populations and finding non-traditional solutions for complex issues.