Hello! My name is Elena Evangelou, and I was born and raised in Queens NY, just outside of the "City That Never Sleeps". My mother was born and raised in Pallaskenry (Co Limerick), and my father was born in the Republic of Cyprus.

I am 22-years-old and have just graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Business Economics with a minor in Human Resources. During my time at SUNY Cortland, I was a sister of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. I was able to experience a sense of sisterhood that I never knew existed, and a bond of loyalty, strength, laughter and love that will last a lifetime.

I currently intern for the HR department of WES Inc, and I would love to eventually pursue a career specialising in this field. I enjoy meeting new people and learning from others, so working in HR is really a great experience.

In my spare time I love to travel, listen to music, get a good work-out session in and spend time with my friends. I am a very compassionate, outgoing and loyal individual.

I am excited to be representing NY in the 2019 Rose of Tralee Festival and I am excited for the amazing year ahead!