Elio comes from the Latin American Youth Center, a non-profit that focuses on serving youth in health, wellness, and educational after-school programming in Washington, D.C. Elio has more than seven years of experience working in youth development with his prior work, including serving as the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). At NMNH, he coordinated the implementation of programs for youth during out-of-school time, program logistics, outreach, partnership development, and participant recruitment focusing on low income, high performing youth. Elio also worked as a Museum technician at the National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo for three years, caring for the 50+ species of live arthropods in the permanent exhibit and assisting with the management of volunteers. Elio is a Washington, D.C. native and an alumni of the DC chapter of EnvironMentors in 2001/2002 program year.
Youth & Diversity Program Officer