Splash Biography

ELENA UNGER, Yale junior studying English and Education.

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Elena Unger and I am a junior at Yale University studying English and Education. I hope that by sharing the power of writing, reading, and drawing, I will be able to inspire students to act with empathy and generosity of spirit. I have previously taught ESL, elementary English literacy, and middle school enrichment programming!

Past Classes

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A4763: Crafting Comic Books in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 11, 2023)
In this class, students will get a crash course on all things comic books: speech bubbles vs. thought bubbles, the importance of gutters, how to formulate an effective narrative arc, and how to create characters! By the end of class, each student will have the chance to brainstorm and begin sketching their own original comic.

E4500: Folding for Fun: The Art of Origami in Sprout Spring 2022 (Feb. 19 - Mar. 05, 2022)
Origami is a relaxing and rewarding hobby. With just a sheet of paper and your imagination, you can create anything from a daisy to a dragon to an ice cream cone. In this course I will briefly talk about the history of the ancient art form before jumping in to some hands-on creating. We will walk through a few tutorials, and by the end of class, each student will have a beautiful collection of folded pieces and a foundation to keep improving upon!

E4501: Visual-based Creative Writing in Sprout Spring 2022 (Feb. 19 - Mar. 05, 2022)
By using images to source inspiration, students in this class will improve upon their imagery and creativity. We will work through a series of photo prompts to develop scenic descriptions, daring plot lines, and fascinating characters.