Elaine Ross is entering her second year on the YLD Board. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a BS in Child Development before receiving her Master's degree in Social work from the University of Maryland. Upon moving to Chicago, Elaine worked for Yelp and another technology startup company doing Sales. She is currently working at Cara Chicago as a Senior Corporate Account Manager, helping adults affected by poverty gain meaningful employment with the ultimate goal of achieving real and lasting success. Elaine served as the chair of the YLD pride committee. She has been an LGBTQ LEADS participant and leader, in addition to Gesher. She is a builder at Mishkan, where she likes to spend Shabbat, in addition to doing OneTable's with friends! Elaine is looking forward to continuing her involvement within the Jewish community and YLD.