Jelena grew up in Former Yugoslavia and came to Canada in 1996. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology, medical school and family practice residency at UBC. Jelena was trained and mentored by some of the FPMS physicians who inspired her to do maternity care as a part of her work. She also has a general family practice in Vancouver.
She has two children and loves spending her spare time with them. Apart from work, Jelena loves skiing, biking, film and reading.