Helena studied English Literature at University College Cork and then Medieval Studies at the University of York, specialising in literature and history as well as translation from medieval languages to Modern English. While studying in Ireland and England, she also provided translation services to Polish immigrants. After coming back to Poland, she took a postgraduate course in translation and interpretation at the University of Wrocław, working at the same time as an assistant and translator for one of the tax consulting companies. She specialises in translation of business, legal, economic, and academic texts. She speaks Polish and English, but also tries to master Finnish.