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Elena Moore, Child Welfare Caseworker for Franklin County Children Services

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

Alma Mater/Area of Study: Kent State University/ Human Development & Family Studies w/a concentration in Family Life

Why Did You Join CULYP? 

I am not originally from Columbus, so I joined CULYP to make new connections. I wanted access to an established support system of young professionals who were getting things done in the community. I was also looking to join to help me stay motivated to reach my personal and professional goals.

Quote to Live By or Your Personal Tagline

Don't be afraid of new beginnings! Don't shy away from new people, new energy or new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness!

What is Your Favorite Thing To Do or Favorite Place to go in Columbus?

My favorite place to go in Columbus is the Shadowbox Live. My favorite show is Broken Whispers which is a dance theater production loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Shadowbox Live has great food, drinks and an overall atmosphere!

What Book Are You Currently Reading or What is Currently on Your Playlist?

I am currently reading Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg.

What is the Best Piece of Career Advice You Have Ever Received?

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Any Recent Accomplishment You Would Like to Share? 

Within the last few months, I was elected to a national executive board position with the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) as the 1st Vice President of the Office of Student Affairs.

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