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Check Out Elena Buenrostro’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elena Buenrostro.

Elena, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and professionally.
I’m Elena, Certified Drone pilot, Content Producer and Founder of Women Who Drone, an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology. My drone journey began on the Great Wall of China. I’ve always had a dream to hike the Great Wall and finally, when I set out to do so, I knew I was going to document my experience, but I wasn’t too sure how. So, I did some research and came across drones and realized this would be my new tool to capture the world in a new way. What started out as a curiosity turned into a hobby, and now my career and passion. As a result of adding a drone to my skill set, my work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, DJI, The Verge, FierceMitu, Drone Life, and many more publications.

We’d love to hear more about your work. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am an Aerial Photographer and Videographer, but I also teach people how to fly drones. After I became a Certified Drone pilot and began to seek others who shared the same interest, I soon realized there was a major gender gap in the drone industry. That’s when I decided to create Women Who Drone, an online community that inspires, educates, and empowers women and girls with drone technology. Most of my time and energy is dedicated to our mission and providing inspirational, educational content for our audience. From drone video stories and informational content to one on one lessons and workshops, we are paving the way for women and girls in this new and thriving industry.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist or creative professional?
As an artist, my definition of success is the ability to feel proud of myself for the work that I do, but more importantly the positive impact I am making along the way in other people’s lives, my community, and the world. So far, I believe I am on the right path towards success.

Do you have any events coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You may view our stories and content on all of our social channels, including Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin @womenwhodrone, and you can take a lesson or workshop with us. We currently have instructors in Brooklyn, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Orange County, CA. Additionally, we have a growing online FB group community where you can connect with female drone pilots globally. While we inspire and educate all genders, we passionately advocate for women by providing inspiration, education, and career opportunities in this growing field.

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