Elena Purdy is a senior at the University of West Florida, and will be graduating in August 2012 with a degree in Communication Arts-Public Relations. She is also planning to begin pursuing a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership in Fall 2012. Elena would like to pursue a career in public relations in the healthcare field, but also has interest in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Elena is currently on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk committee, a member of the Florida Public Relations Association, and regularly volunteers with the Escambia County Public Information Office.