Jelena was born on October 7, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Her excellent genes are a result of a wonderful mix of German, Russian and Jewish descent. She attended Chapman University in Orange County, California and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2003 (age 22) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production with an Emphasis in Producing. Jelena was a popular girl with excellent grades and didn’t have a problem to fit in any group of kids. She didn’t watch porn in her teen years, not because it was forbidden but because it didn't do anything for her. During her college years, she started working as production manager and marketing manager for an online adult DVD retail website. Also, she served on the executive boards of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.