Born in Los Angeles, California, Elena first began a career in entertainment as an editor at the age of 15. After high school she received early admission to the Art Institute of California majoring in Video Production. During her stay at the college, she became an award winning editor for her talents in multiple short films.
She later went to also achieve her bachelor's degree at California State University, Northridge, double majoring in Liberal Studies and Sociology, meanwhile taking numerous improv, theatre, and scene study classes in her spare time. What was then a hobby is now a passion.