Meet the Staff: Elana

Welcome Elana (they/them) to the DC Center! They will be the Social Media and Advocacy Intern at the DC Center this summer. Elana looks forward to interacting with people in the LGBTQ community and becoming more engaged in queer, culture events happening in DC. You can meet Elana at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. Elana is looking forward to promoting the incredible events, programming, and resources the DC Center has to offer. 

Birthdate, Astro Sign

May 1st, Taurus. 


Where are you originally from? 

Washington, DC. I’m a native Washingtonian!  


Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

The wide variety of programs and resources that the DC Center offers originally drew me to the organization. I love how many different aspects of support the DC Center provides.  


What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

The warm and friendly staff that create a wonderful atmosphere. 


What is your music anthem?

Jackie Onassis by Sammy Rae and the Friends.  


What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

I love the instant connection I feel when I meet someone in the LGBTQ+ community. 


What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

Comet Ping Pong! I love to eat pizza with family and friends there. 


What is your favorite queer movie?  

This isn’t a movie, but I love the tv show One Day at a Time. Watching that show was the first time I saw non-binary representation on television, which was really exciting.  


What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

Some jewel tones might be nice. 


Who do you look up to in the queer community?

My queer professors.

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