Elena holds M.Sc. degree in System Dynamics and Business Administration as part of EU Erasmus Mundus program. Her main fields of expertise lie in participatory modelling, stakeholder analysis, sustainability science. Currently Elena works as Senior Specialist of Department for Strategy and Industrial Cooperation at SkolTech (Moscow, Russia) focusing on agritechnologies and science-business cooperation. She is also engaged in pro bono consulting and voluntary activities organized by Russian NGOs and associated with sustainable development, circular economy and systems thinking.