After extensive traveling, Elena is delighted to consider the Hudson Valley her forever-home. Elena moved to the Hudson Valley in 2014, after an eight-year career as an opera singer in San Francisco, and after earning a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Elena has ten years of experience teaching undergraduates in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, Latin American studies, and music and culture. Her interest in real estate was born when she purchased her first home from one of Murphy’s very own agents! She enjoyed the process so much that she wanted to bring her experience in teaching and mentoring to helping people make some of the most important decisions they will make. Elena brings the qualities of a detailed researcher, trusted advisor, and committed advocate to every step in the buying/selling process. She also speaks fluent Spanish and English, and conversational Italian, French, and German. Elena plays and sings in the band, “Hen in the Foxhouse,” which performs regularly in the Hudson Valley and New York city.