Elaine’s professional experience spans endowment, foundation, institutional and wealth management to create positive impact and to connect with community. She brings curiosity, humor and a collaborative style to Pangea. She joined Pangea's board in January 2016 because of an aligned belief in the freedom of unrestricted mobility, having relocated internationally herself. Elaine became Pangea's Vice Chair of the board in 2018.

Elaine formerly served as the Director, Investments at Silicon Valley Community Foundation overseeing charitable capital across numerous portfolios, including impact investing and alternative strategies. She has product research, development and strategy experience cultivated through her roles at Morningstar and iShares at BlackRock. She also served as a strategic relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage.  Before moving to San Francisco, Elaine was a private banker with HSBC and Citibank in Hong Kong. 

Elaine is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, majoring in finance, as well as a Gamma Phi Beta member. She has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She has written and spoken on diversity in investment management and is on other advisory boards. As a mother of two, she constantly finds inspiration from them to find the lesson and the laughter in life.