Elena (she/her/hers) is a self-described bibliophile, and relentless optimist. She lives and teaches on unceded Duwamish territory, known in English as Seattle, WA. You can often find her running around outside, splashing in puddles, and looking at bugs with her preschoolers. She has been with Persephone’s Daughters since the beginning, first as a Social Media Assistant, and now as a Poetry Reader. Her favorite poets are Meggie Royer, Mary Oliver, and Tracy K Smith.