Elauna Pettigrew serves as Manager of Development and Training. Previously she served as Program Manager for the CollegePoint Initiative and supervises a team of virtual advisers as they work toward the CollegePoint mission of increasing the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students who apply to, enroll in, and graduate from highly selective institutions.
Prior to joining College Advising Corps, Elauna worked as a peer tutor and presentation coach at The University Speaking Center at University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she focused on meeting students where they were in order to overcome cross-cultural barriers, build self-confidence, and achieve individually created goals. Elauna also volunteered as a mentor and interpreter for Spanish-speaking high school students with low English proficiencies. It was there Elauna first realized the barriers many local high school students faced when deciding if, where, and how to apply to college and became passionate about helping.
Elauna graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communication studies. Elauna enjoys playing pool, riding her motorcycle, learning about different cultures through international travel, and is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.