Senior researcher at RiSSC, Elena’s work is mainly focused on applied research and training for law enforcement authorities and legal professionals. Her main areas of expertise include: illicit trafficking managed by transnational organized crime and supply chain security, new technologies applied to intelligence and investigations and their misuse in criminal activities, hate speech, terrorist and extremists-related issues. Before joining RiSSC, since 2010, Elena worked with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and she currently cooperates with the United Nations University. She graduated in Transnational Cooperation and Development at the University of Turin. She loves basketball, snowboarding, biking and is an activist for migrants, refugees and LGBTs’ rights.