Elena Pellizzaris

Reading, Pennsylvania

being:: just a girl using her words in the midst of a messy + beautiful life. frequently smiling. always caffeinated. usually writing. #hashtag enthusiast. INFJ. passionate about making the world a better place. fascinated by people and the stories they carry with them.

working:: i teach a class of 18 littles and run an after-school program for a group of not-so-littles. i blog, mainly because my heart is constantly bleeding and i don't know what to do with it other than write all the feelings out. i've linked arms with several organizations, including one of my own, focused on loving the least of these in Liberia, West Africa.

living:: i was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, where i lived for nearly 18 years. i moved to Pennsylvania in 2001 and am in the process of obtaining my American citizenship. i lived + worked in Liberia, West Africa, from 2009-2013, where i dug in my heels and poured out my heart into orphan care ministry. vast pieces of my soul still live there, an ocean away, in the lives of the kids i came to call my own.

learning:: about grace, about loving the unlovely, about the hard work of making peace and extending mercy. about swallowing my pride and keeping my mouth shut, about being slow to speak and quick to listen. about embracing the mystery and seeking the gift in every moment. about being Jesus with skin on to a world who is desperately craving him.

  • Work
    • The Love Letters for Liberia Project
  • Education
    • Huntsville High School
    • Alvernia University