Elana joined the practice as a receptionist in December 2020. She holds a B.A. from SUNY Oswego and a biotechnology certificate from HVCC. After an internship in cancer research at Albany Medical College, she spent three years as a nurse assistant in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital. Her favorite quote is by author Henry Miller, “destination is not a place, but a new way of seeing things.” She hopes to be with the practice for many years and looks forward to studying to be an orthodontic assistant. She enjoys photography, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.