Elnaz Shadras holds a Master degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and an Advanced Master degree in Cultures and Development from the K.U.Leuven University of Belgium. After almost a decade of various experiences working in International development organizations in the fields of immigration, integration, gender equality and human rights, she is currently a doctorate researcher in Catholic University of Portugal. Her area of research is focused around immigration, integration in Europe and intercultural societies.

Elnaz Shadras is also the founder of the non-profit organization Voices of the World, which supports and implements projects in various fields of cultural development.