As Interim Executive Director at Springpoint, Elina expands the organization’s impact by overseeing strategy, development, operations, and new partnerships. A founding staff member of Springpoint, she has deep expertise in technology enabled innovation, personalized learning models, strategic planning, and organizational operations.
Prior to joining Springpoint, she designed and implemented a year-long funding focus on innovative secondary school models as a program officer with the Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative of EDUCAUSE and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, she worked at Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its Urban Education program, focusing on new designs for schools and systems.
As a Fulbright Fellow, Elina researched ethno-mathematics in community-run schools on First Nations reserves in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The Cooper Union and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University.