Elena is currently a Councillor on Limerick City and County Council.
- Contested Local Election in the Castleconnell electoral area, June 2009
- Acted as Local Area Representative, June 2009 - May 2014
- Selected to contest 2014 local elections in Limerick City East
- Elected as Councillor with Limerick City and County Council, 2014
- Selected to contest 2019 local elections in Limerick City East
- Re-elected as Councillor with Limerick City and County Council, 2019
- Senior Customer Service Representative
- Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (September 2014 - present)
- Limerick Institute of Technology Governing Body (June 2016 - September 2021)
- CORU Occupational Therapists Registration Board (July 2013 - July 2016)
- Married with 2 children.
- Originally from Moldova, Elena moved to Ireland in 2001 and has been living in Limerick since then.
- MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies with First Class Honours from the University of Limerick
- Bachelor's Degree in Romanian and English Philology from "Stefan Cel Mare"; University of Suceava, Romania