Born in the back-end of Siberia, Yelena was brought up in an extremely modest environment. Raised as one of six children, she was brought up in the true environment of survival and durability. Curiousity always drove this little girl, perhaps even to the point where her parents worried for her. Ever since from her very youth, Yelena possessed intrigue towards the anatomy and biology of the living, having bad habits of often bringing in dead animals from outside, only to dissect them and study their insides.
In early teens, she made her way down to Moscow to enroll into a school with hard-earned money, and perhaps some luck. With a harsh climb, the young promise of a scientist eventually made it to her desired University, from where she followed her course to Switzerland, and became affiliated with WHO as a dedicated scientist and hands-on researcher.
Her arrival to Chernarus landed upon the second week of the outbreak through the Northern borders of Eastern Europe, but there was no exit for her in midst of the erupted chaos. Nonetheless, her mission wasn't to get-in and get-out, but to study the pathogen to her best effects. However, things went more South quicker than she had expected, so the limiting amount of resources - and even time - left the scientist in a unarguably challenging spot.