As an advocate for the arts, Elena Muslar values the importance of arts for all. Through her work as an administrator in the not-for-profit arts sector, she strives to be a force in producing an environment that embraces people from all walks of life into the joy that creativity can bring. During her studies at LMU, she majored in Theater, minored in Dance and African American Studies, and emphasized taking extra courses in Education. She represented LMU as a tour guide, Tour Guide Coordinator, and completed over 200 hours of service as proud member of Belles Service Organization. Her scholastic and service experiences fueled a thirst in her to work in the public sector. Being female and African American in the field of arts administration lends to part of the reason she has chosen this particular career path. She feels that the voices of her background should be made visible, where they are currently lacking, through a presence that is both artistic and capable of managing the administrative practices of the arts.
Since graduating from LMU in 2011 she has held internships with the Center Theatre Group (CTG), Music Center: Performing Arts Center Los Angeles, The Blank, and Towne Street Theatre. She is now completing her final year of graduate school at California Institute of the Arts working towards her MFA in Theatre Management with a specialization in Producing. She balances her life as a full-time student with her work as Priority Services Representative at CTG where she became one of the top season ticket sellers. In the fall of 2013, she obtained a Theatre Administration internship in Florence, Italy where she was the Communication and Sales Production Assistant to the Director of Communications and Marketing. Following her time abroad, she returned to intern in San Francisco and balanced two internships. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, she worked as a Performing Arts Intern and at Theatre Bay Area, she was the Marketing Resources intern. In the spring of 2014, she will be graduating CalArts and looking forward to what the future holds in store for her next.