Elena Gallina — How Do You Give A Damn Once You've Seen & Done It All?


Elena and I first met over FaceTime months ago. Minutes into our conversation, I knew I needed to have her on the podcast. Elena grew up as the child of humanitarian aid workers overseas so she was able to see firsthand what it looks like to give a damn. Among her many accomplishments, she has been awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. That’s kind of a big deal. She is also a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Also, a big deal. 

We discuss growing up all over the world, caring for refugees in war-torn countries, fighting for women’s rights, and engaging in the long, hard work of being an agent of change for important issues at the policy level. I know you’re going to love our conversation. 

Follow Elena on Facebook. She’s not on social media all that much but you can google her name to find out more about her academic scholarships and her accomplishments. She’s awesome!

podcastNick Laparra