Elena started as a Junior Lecturer at CML in September 2020.
Elena obtained a BSc in Natural Sciences at the Sapienza University of Rome in 2016, and an MSc in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University in 2019, with a specialization in Natural Resource Management. For her MSc thesis she implemented a participatory assessment of the resilience and sustainability of a hazelnut farming system in central Italy. After her studies, Elena worked for a year and a half at the NGO Oxfam Novib, within a program on agrobiodiversity and food security. At Oxfam she mainly worked within the program pillar focused on neglected and underutilized species for improved nutrition, through the implementation of a farmer field school approach.