Elaine is the Lead Educator at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. As an informal educator, Elaine can be found both at the Science Center, and on the road, delivering programs to school groups, scout troops, homeschooled students, community centers, and the general public. She also writes curriculum for 3rd-8th graders participating in their various school programs and summer camps.
Prior to her current role, Elaine worked in Exhibit Development at the California Science Center, before teaching outdoor education on Catalina Island, CA and Big Bear Mountain, CA. Elaine received her M.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology from the University of Southern California (USC) where she studied the human impact on water quality and microscopic organisms. She turned her research into an animation entitled “The Nitrogen Cycle” which took first prize at the USC Science Film Festival in 2016. In her free time, Elaine enjoys swing dancing and traveling the world.