Elena Ketelsen González is originally from San José, Costa Rica. Born to a Costa Rican Mother and an American father, she spent her life going back and forth between the two places. Elena has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and Museum Studies from Colorado College and holds a masters in bilingual education from CUNY Hunter College. She teaches children at a progressive bilingual school during the day and joined Berges in late 2015. In her free time, Elena loves riding her bike around the city, traveling as much as possible, seeing art exhibits and cooking delicious vegetarian food.