Between 2018-2020, she was awarded a Robina Fellowship of Yale Law School to work at the European Court of Human Rights (where, among others, she clerked for Judge Keller of Switzerland) and at the Council of Europe’s Information Society Department in Strasbourg, France. She was also a coordinator of the Council of Europe project “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)“ and an Odobleja Fellow at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.
Elena was a visiting researcher at the Kent Center for Law Gender and Sexuality in the UK (2018), at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania (2016) and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2015). She spoke at various conferences in the fields of human rights, gender studies, public law and Europeanisation in several countries in Europe, in Canada and the US. She studied questions of law and/or gender studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania and the University of Akureyri, Iceland. Furthermore, she is an alumna of Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics.