Elena was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Living in the booming Bay Area has given Elena a strong interest in the housing market. In 2010, Elena purchased her first home, and has since purchased and sold multiple investment properties. Her passion for real estate continues and has led to her new role as Partner of Sequoia Real Estate's Oakland office. Elena's knowledge for real estate comes from first-hand experiences. Elena's experience spans across selling single family homes, investment properties, condominiums, and commercial buildings throughout the Bay Area. Elena received a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology from University of California, Davis. She is dedicated to community service and serves as the President-Elect for the 2020-2022 Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Board of Directors. She is also a member of Sigma Omicron Pi – a sorority promoting awareness for Asian American Women in Leadership and Community Service. She is fluent in Cantonese.