Director of Operations & College Counselor
When she isn’t managing the organization and growth of Bright Futures Consulting, Elana Guerra uses her talents in research, analysis, and presentation to foster fruitful student opportunities. She is passionate about guiding students through the college list search process, to help them identify a course forward that both excites them and suits their potential.
With her impressive ability to connect (a true Birkman green), and an aptitude for personal development and expression, Elana takes pride in helping student create personalized and competitive college admission essays.
Although the college admission process can be an anxious time for students (and parents too!), Elana is thoughtful about relieving nerves by providing answers to difficult questions along the way. She also has experience working with all types of families and students including those who are…
Elana earned her MEd in Higher Education from the University of Houston and her BS in Management from University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL). She is proud to be a Certified Educational Planner since, according to the AICEP, “only the best and most experienced counselors qualify to become CEPs…and represent the highest level of professional standards”. In addition, Elana serves on the Leadership Board of the Houston Birkman User Group.
Guerra has two sons and decided on her college because it worked well with her single-parent schedule. Exploring and finding the best path to achieve goals was something she valued (and still values)! She has a black belt in Kuk Sool Won, takes belly-dancing classes, and bakes the very best homemade cookies.
Elana has been with Bright Futures Consulting since 2016.
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