Elena graduated from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and shortly after moved to the United Kingdom to complete a rotating internship. She then completed a postgraduate course in the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2002 and obtained her RCVS Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2005. After working a few years exclusively in ophthalmology, she enrolled a European residency program in Ophthalmology at Dick White Referrals in Cambridge in 2016. She moved back to Spain in 2020 to start working as a senior clinician and lecturer in ophthalmology at the Catholic University of Valencia. She obtained her diploma in 2021.