Elena is currently doing her PhD, researching the applications of circadian rhythms to mouse models of heart disease. As a hobby, Elena volunteers to organize events that she strongly believes will benefit society. She is interested in promoting two important aspects of our lives – sex education and healthy relationships. In the past few years, Elena has been an organizer of TEDxWaterloo and Science Rendezvous (Toronto). On a Saturday night, Elena can be found playing boardgames, or reading fantasy, or enjoying a beer and video games.