Elena Laswick

About Elena Laswick

Elena is a native Tucsonan who graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2014 with a major in Biology and a minor in Art and Art History. She had intended to work with animals, but decided to follow her passion of working in Latin America with humans instead. Elena came to Guatemala by way of volunteer work in China, Nicaragua and Spain; She first worked as a Field Leader with Social Entrepreneur Corps, and is now working as a consultant for Community Empowerment Solutions from Nebaj, Quiche on improving SolCom's Marketing and Communications strategy.
"What if 'soy milk' is just normal milk introducing itself in Spanish?"

Core Value Dignified: Expect some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

One of the very first things I learned about MicroConsignment before heading down to Guatemala as a Field Leader for Social Entrepreneur Corp’s summer program (http://socialentrepreneurcorps.com/jobs/) was that one of the reasons the president and co-founder of SEC, Greg Van Kirk, invented the MicroConsignment model, and founded our local partner, Soluciones Comunitarias as a business, […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Development Work, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Project Empowerment|Comments Off on Core Value Dignified: Expect some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Fostering Empathy: The Homestay Experience

As any returned Social Entrepreneur Corps (SE Corps) intern can tell you, living with families is a big part of what makes us successful in the field. You could say the experience hits close to home, making towns and cultures that may seem a world away from what we are used to, feel manageable, since […]

By |October 26th, 2015|Ecuador, Guatemala, Project Empowerment|Comments Off on Fostering Empathy: The Homestay Experience