Elana Hutter is the Assistant Director for Young Adult Engagement/YALA at the Los Angeles Federation by day and an academic tutor by night. Elana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley in International Civil Rights and Social Movements. She was also on the Cal Triathlon team (Go Bears!) and played Capoeira (Brazilian dance fighting).
After graduating, Elana lived in Barcelona, Spain where she became fluent in Spanish, worked in marketing with international DJs, taught English and became active in a small and vibrant Jewish community.
Continuing in her post-college social justice efforts, Elana was a Jeremiah Fellow at the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc).
She then worked for Levi's on an interactive brand marketing and arts education pop-up experience called Levi's Film Workshop in collaboration with MOCA's Art in the Streets Exhibit. She now loves creating immersive brand experiences for young adults in L.A.
You should know that Elana spent summers at Camp Alonim and started volunteering at Super Sunday with her dad when she was only 8 and wore roller skates as she collected pledge cards. Elana loves bikes, dancing and haiku.