Historian - Boise Office
Ela joined HRA in 2023 as part of HRA’s acquisition of Stevens Historical Research Associates. At HRA, Ela provides litigation support for environmental contamination and land and water rights cases. Outside of the litigation realm, Ela conducts oral histories and writes historical narratives for local, public-facing projects.
Ela earned her PhD in History from the University of Houston in 2020. Her dissertation combined practices from history, anthropology, sociology, and environmental studies to provide insights on natural resource management in Mexico City. As part of her graduate studies, Ela obtained a minor in Public History and worked with several Houston-area historic sites and museums to uncover important stories about the city’s diverse culture and history.