Biography

Biography

Elana is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, an Affiliate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology, and a visiting fellow at Yale School of Law's Information Society Project. She studies data-driven instruction, virtual classrooms, and digital credentials in teaching and hiring.

Her work focuses on the implications of shifting from human to big data-driven decision-making in education and hiring. This includes issues raised by smart environment surveillance, algorithmic profiling, and predictive analytics that rely on artificial intelligence. She examines these emerging technologies in light of institutional and organization implementation, oversight protocols, and legal protection (or lack thereof). Elana also advises educators, companies, and policymakers on privacy and information practices in traditional schools, virtual learning environments, and the commercial sphere.

Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University's School of Law. She worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC and a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg L.P. before opening her own privacy, media, and technology law practice. She also taught classes on Free Speech and the First Amendment as Visiting Professor at Yale University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist and pop culture columnist in London and New York, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and legally represented The National Enquirer.