Elena was an insightful, passionate, and team-oriented colleague at Catalyst. Although we worked in different offices (NY and Toronto), we collaborated on a variety of cross-functional projects. In that capacity, I could always count on Elena for first-rate input. Additionally, Elena played an instrumental role, from speaking and consulting engagements to day-to-day management, in the development of Catalyst's Toronto office. I would not hesitate to work with Elena again if given the opportunity.
For me, Elena distinguished herself by being able to couple her scientific background with her ability in business development in order to help promote a cause or a product in a successful way. I believe that every organization needs to have somebody with this kind of skill set on the team.
She has always been a charming and passionate environmentalist in her private life and I truly believe she will continue to follow this path in her career as she continues to make a strong impact in the world.
It was a pleasure to work with her and I believe she will be a great asset to your team.
Chief Financial Officer for Bioniche Life Sciences 2007
Elena and I are rocking the Top 500 Green Thought Leaders in the world into action. It is imperative that leadership and implementation is carried out with scale and speed to reverse the environmental degradation that the last 500 years of the Industrial Age has damaged the planet. Elena is courageous, passionate about implementation: daring to take on buildings and communities and lead by example. She is a shining example of 'seeing a need and doing something about it'.
Ambassador G Wallace Hope
Advisor on Liquidity and Green Investments, Government of United Arab Emirates
Elena and I worked together on the BUILD LACCD program. I had the pleasure to work with Elena on a few different projects. My experience with Elena was very positive. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, and able to communicate quite effectively. Elena was always dedicated to getting the job or project completed in the most timely and efficient manner. I highly recommend Elena.
Amber Keenoy, LEED AP BD+C
Program Manager, Sustainability, Los Angeles Community College District (TBI at BUILD LACCD)
Elena’s depth of technical expertise regarding renewable energy technology is only surpassed by her uncanny ability to build relationships between people that otherwise may be lost. On numerous occasions she has facilitated discussions between me and others that produced not only a positive result for the project, but laid the foundation for stronger personal relationships. Elena is a unique and special asset to any team. It has been truly a pleasure working with such a professional who values honesty and integrity above all else.
Richard Brand, AIA
Project Director, JG Management Consultants
Elena, is a true professional who is on the top of her game. Elena cares about the environment and has a clear understanding of the complex issues required to bring any project to fruition. Elena possesses the timeless quality of being honest and straight forward while being able to clearly communicate her concerns as a program manager.
Vice President Pre-Construction, Sasco
Elena is a professional who delivers her experience on state of the art technology to the level of her audience. Her skill sets include performing extensive research of the technical and, as important, the meeting participants. This effort insures that her message is clear and has the maximum potential to be received and understood in an environment founded on respect and consideration. Her enthusiasm is contagious and ignites the team members to participate rather than just attend her meetings. She gets it.
Robert Miller, PE
Project Director, Turner Construction Company
I had the pleasure to work with Elena on a number of complex initiatives in the area of managed markets. Elena demonstrated to be a committed, passionate professional who could be counted on to successfully achieve project objectives while at the same time, serving as a leader and motivator to others on the team.
Senior Consultant, Metrix Group