Member Feature: Elana Ouimette

[Pictured: Newcomers Rada Stone O’Shea, Elana Ouimette, and Tammy Goffin]

Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club?
My husband relocated (work) to Pittsburgh and I’d never even been here before, and didn’t know a soul.

Where did you recently move from?
Phoenix, AZ. We moved June 2016. It was 118 degrees the day the moving truck was loaded.

Where did you grow up?
Los Angeles, CA

Where did you go to college and what did you study?
UC San Diego. Bachelors in Language Studies with an emphasis in ASL. And a theatre minor…. Then went to nursing school.

What do you do for your day job? 
Domestic Engineer? Currently a SAHM (since #2 was born).

Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages?
Charlie- 5 in October. Benjamin 3.5

What do you like to do for fun?
Love being outdoors. Playing. Walking. Gardening/yard work. Also love emptying closets/rooms and completely reorganizing and rearranging everything.

What books on your shelf are begging to be read?
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and How to Listen So Kids Will Talk.

What’s the biggest goal you are working on now?
An unfortunate regression in potty training for my youngest (presumably due to constipation) has us restarting potty charts and rewards… and prune juice!!

What upcoming Newcomers’ event are you looking forward to attending?
Always love Bunco, but the family events are always a great time too.

What other things do you want your fellow newcomers to know about yourself? 
I’m an animal lover, worked at SeaWorld San Diego for 5 years in zoological operations. Vet tech for 13 years. Did some human nursing, but mostly worked in phase II-IV clinical research for pharmaceuticals and medical devices on the clinical side.

Ed note: If you just read the above and are thinking, wow I’d love to hang out with Elana, you are in luck! Elana will be hosting our first morning coffee of the season on October 9th. RSVP here.