Elena graduated in Political Science, MSc in Cooperation and Development at the University of Turin. She holds a BA in Media Languages, Theory and Practices of Information, at the Catholic University of Milan. She joined the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in 2010, where she is currently working. Her work is mainly focused on applied research, training for law enforcement and legal professionals and technical cooperation. Ms. D’Angelo is the author and co-author of several publications on the following topics: transnational organized crime, data protection, anti-discrimination, including online hate speech. She was recently heard by the Commission Jo Cox at the Italian Chamber of Deputies on UNICRI activities on anti-discrimination and hate speech. Since 2016 she is visiting fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-ViE SCYCLE), mainly dealing with illicit trafficking of waste and sustainable policies. She is also consultant for the Research Institute on Crime and Security (RiSSC), dealing with hate crime and hate speech related activities. Before coming to UNICRI, Ms. D’Angelo worked with multiple international organizations and NGOs (Belgium, Brazil, Iran), both at the institutional level and in the field, dealing with development and gender-related issues.