Elena Uljančić was born on October 5, 1971 in Pula.
She graduated History from the Faculty of Philosophy in Trieste and received PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. She is the director of the Local Museum in Poreč. Together with Tajana Ujčić and Marija Mogorović Crljenko, she initiated the international scientific conference Istrian Historical Biennale, and is one of the editors of the book of the mentioned conference. She has participated in several national and international conferences and has published the work in domestic and foreign scientific journals and proceedings. She is the president of the Council for Museology and Material Cultural Heritage of Istria County.