Elian achieved her Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Malta in 2017. A year later, she was awarded a Master of Advocacy (M.Adv.) degree and was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2019.
Elian spent her fourth year of studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, where she furthered her studies in IT Law, Risk Management and Criminal Procedure.
Her dissertation, which she presented in 2017, focused on the legal accountability of the state towards unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.