Elaina has over 20 years of human resources experience and an M.A. in Organizational Development. She began her career as a Corporate Recruiter and advanced to HR Director positions at research based engineering and manufacturing companies in the Phoenix area. She has experience managing the human resources function through mergers, acquisitions, facility shutdowns, and start-ups. She joined the HR team at ASU?s Biodesign Institute in 2009 and became the Director of Human Resources for ASU's Knowledge Enterprise Development in 2017. Her strengths are in employee relations, recruiting, and organizational development.