Current Place of Residence: Lake Orion, Michigan
University: Boise State University
Current/Recent Course: BA Multidisciplinary Studies
Elena Gallina graduated from Boise State University with a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, with Economics, Political Science, and Gender Studies emphases. She maintained a perfect GPA and is both a Truman and Boren Scholar. Raised as the child of aid workers in Kosovo, Elena is currently working as a photographer for CEED-Global on a project spurring development in the poorest regions of Albania. Elena’s work and research has focused on combating gender-based violence in refugee camps and conflict zones. She believes in shifting power from institutions to the women directly impacted by the instability created by forced migration to more effectively address gender inequity. Elena is an avid runner, backpacker, and chef.