Elena Moon Park, Project Manager & Development Director of Found Sound Nation, is a musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Oak Ridge, TN, she studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University and completed a Masters Degree in Urban Policy from The New School in New York City.
Before moving to NYC, Elena worked as an organizational development consultant for several grassroots social justice organizations in South and West Chicago. Currently, Elena manages programs for Found Sound Nation, and is co-director of OneBeat, an international music exchange run by Found Sound Nation and the U.S. Dept of State. ELena tours nationally and internationally with the all-ages folk rock band Dan Zanes and Friends, playing fiddle, trumpet, mandolin and singing. As a member of Dan Zanes and Friends, Elena engages in outreach with youth arts organizations across the country, and has performed on stages and in festivals throughout the United States, as well as Australia, England, Spain, and the Middle East. Elena is also interested in the preservation of diverse music and culture in the United States and is currently spearheading an album for families featuring folk and children’s music from East Asia.