Elle is a senior with celiac disease at Beverly Hills High School in Southern California. Elle serves as a Board Member of the Medical Science Academy at her high school, and she finds purpose in educating the students, teachers, and faculty about celiac disease by hosting bake sales that raise funds for research and presenting her project about celiac disease to her Introduction to Medical Science class. Elle also spoke in front of the Beverly Hills Board of Education about celiac disease and how the Board can support students with celiac disease by providing healthy, gluten-free food options at school.
She is effecting change at all levels by educating everyone from her classmates and teachers to school administrators and the Board of Education. We are delighted with the initiative Elle has taken to raise awareness and funds in her community, and we are deeply appreciative of her involvement and effort. Thank you, Elle, for all of your hard work!