A short time after Elena passed away, her mother Li An received a letter from Barbara Fisher Williamson, a teacher at the Eugene Lang College of The New School of Liberal Atrs of New York City.
On it, Barbara writes that Elena was one of her most brilliant students. She also expresses the joy it was teaching a student that, according to her, was hard to find in the academic environment. The teacher also depicts Elena as this beautiful, ardently willing soul, a clear reference to George Eliot`s Middlemarch, a book the young girl was reading in her classes.
You can read the letter below. We bring you the original, full version of it, shared by the family of Elena.