As a founding member of Mediation Beyond Borders, she assisted by conducting research to support the Liberia Initiative, a peace building project that involved conflict resolution and mediation training, repatriating child soldiers, and supporting job development. This work led her to connect with Nigerian peace builders, and she has been serving as a senior advisor to the National Peace Summit of Nigeria. With this group, she has been conducting trainings and organizing peace building conferences to support peaceful sustainable development. At California State University, she has conducted pro-bono trainings on conflict and mediation for resident advisors and co-founded the Safe Zone program that included faculty and staff development trainings for that campus. Most recently, she is serving as an advisor and teacher to the International World Youth Leadership Forum based in Nigeria. She is supporting their efforts with pro-bono consulting and online teaching to support their youth development efforts. She is conducting research on Gender Violence Interventions to support The Center for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa's work in this area.
Elenie has been giving her time and conflict resolution expertise to communities and schools for her entire career. Volunteering first as a community mediator and later, as a trainer, she assisted in developing peaceful conflict resolution capacity in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In Racine, Wisconsin, she conducted pro-bono consulting and training for a domestic violence shelter and a job development center for disabled people. She also facilitated dialogues on intractable conflicts at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she worked as a professor. In Denver, she spearheaded the formation Regis University's campus chapter of Mediation Beyond Borders. As the faculty advisor of MBB, she developed and managed service learning projects where college students supported youth in inner city schools.