Elena Leon

Elena Leon

Elena Leon

Power Words

Empoderamiento, Oportunidad
Empowerment, Opportunity

Where were you born? 

Bogota, Colombia

What school did you attend? 

Colegio Calazans Femenino, Strayer University, Monterrey College

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

The NIH mission and the amazing work they do to help advance research and science. As a volunteer at the NIH, I was able see how they bring people to participate in clinical trials. I was impressed with the broad level of support and care they provide to patients.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I buy goods and services to meet the needs and mission of the NIH. I make sure that our contracting procedures are fair, transparent, and consistent with federal acquisition policies and guidelines.

What message would you like to send to young Hispanics who are considering going to college? 

Education will offer you knowledge, employment opportunities, and good quality of life. A solid education and the opportunities that will follow will empower you to have a good life, help your family and others.