Jelena is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer based in Toronto, Canada.
She completed her Journalism and Media Master’s at Aarhus University & University of Hamburg.
In 2013, she reported from London about female genital mutilation in the UK.
That same year she reported from Brussels, meeting with Roma families and documenting the discrimination Roma children face in schools across Europe. She produced a photo essay documenting the lives of migrants and Roma families living in a famous squatter building in the centre of Brussels.