Elena Ponte completed her undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Political Science, and Mathematics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. At the time of her internship, she started studying Law at the University of Ottawa and a MA in International Relations at Carleton University in fall 2012.
At UNU-CRIS, Elena researched and assisted with the RIKS database. Her primary interests are in Global Governance and Sustainable Development. She worked under the supervision of Philippe De Lombaerde and Lurong Chen until August 2012.