Elene Lam holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Law, with a specialization in human rights. She is currently a PhD student at McMaster University, where she is researching the harms associated with anti-trafficking initiatives. Elene has been actively engaged in work related to human rights, violence against women, migration, gender, and sex work justice for over 20 years. She has also served as a sessional faculty at McMaster University. Elene is the executive director and a founder of Butterfly.