Elena Ioli is an Italian theoretical physicist, teacher of physics at high school, science editor and author of physics textbooks and digital materials for educational purpose. She is member of the editorial board of the Italian science magazine Sapere. She studied black holes at the University of Bologna, Italy, and at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. She holds a Master in Science Communication from SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) in Italy. She is author of a scientific essay about the role of metaphors in science communication (Le parole di Einstein, Dedalo 2007) and of a book about climate and global warming (Il clima che cambia, Dedalo 2020). In 2018 she took part in an international all-female scientific expedition to Antarctica about leadership and the physics of climate change.