Elena was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She came to the US in 2001 and settled permanently in Boston MA. She holds a BS in Economics from Sofia University, and an MBA with major in accounting from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Elena worked as a tax accountant for several years before she made a decision to become an artist.In September 2013 she made a difficult choice to end her accounting career and enrolled full time at Massachusetts College of Art and Design to study Painting. She graduated with honors in May 2017 with a BFA, Painting. Elena is an independent artist and also runs a small entertainment business offering private paint parties to adults and kids.