Elena Gosalvez-Blanco is the Director of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) which includes oversight of the Yale Young African Scholars Program and YYGS-Beijing. Prior to coming to Yale, Elena was Director and Associate Director of the Exeter Summer program at Phillips Exeter Academy for seven years. She was also a Modern Languages Instructor and a dormitory head for ten years at that same prep school. Before finding her passion in education, Elena was an executive editor for the international publishing house Grupo Planeta and a freelance literary translator. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Elena graduated from Madrid’s Complutense University with a degree in Philosophy and Education. She then pursued a Masters of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and Masters of Spanish Literature at Arizona State University.