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Our Portfolio

Discover Our Range of Expertise

Our curated selection of past works speaks to the broad and diverse skillset that Elevate Stories brings to every client project.


We encourage you to view this selection to get a better sense of how we can help your business, in addition to viewing our current projects.

Recently, our founder Dr. Santiago participated on a panel at the Aurora Institute Symposium titled: "Connections at the Center: Innovative Approaches to Relationship-Centered School Designs". She spoke to the importance of storytelling as part of building social capital in students.


Fiction: Moonlit Vine. To be published by Lee and Low and released Spring of 2022

Honoring Youth Voice and Building Power (2022). Chapter in Becoming a Better Mentor: Strategies to be There for Young People. MENTOR.

Prevention, Intervention Better than Incarceration, Book Says (2018) Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.​

Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color (2016), MENTOR.

Developing Pathways to College and Career: The Roxbury Massachusetts Academic Polytech Pathway (2015) Jobs for the Future.

Growing Teacher Leaders: Building a Community of Leaders through Distributed Leadership (2014) Jobs for the Future prepared for The U.S. Department of Education.


Podcast, "Lessons in Storytelling" (2021) Lessons in Adolescence Podcast Series, Remaking Middle School, University of Virginia

Podcast, "Owning Your Narrative" (2020) Reimagining Youth Work Podcast Series, Critical Mentoring Institute

Speaking Engagements

Interviewed, "Mentoring Youth" (2018), Comcast Newsmakers, Washington DC

Learning Design

Dr. Santiago is currently the chair of the Learning Experience Design Master's degree program at Brandeis University.


She has extensive experience in Learning Design and can share references from clients at Boston University, Boston Architectural College, Wheelock College, Simmons College, University of New Haven and Brandeis University. To see a sample of work where she led the learning design, view the Supporting and Inspiring Native Youth training.

Lead Producer, "Supporting and Inspiring Native Youth" (2018), MENTOR, Boston​, MA

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