Lena supports the management of our various Board committees, development of Board events and materials, and continued implementation of WRI’s Global Governance initiatives to provide strong and shared governance elements among all WRI’s sister offices.

Lena has held positions in all levels of government and has extensive experience providing complex legislative and administrative support to executives, elected officials, and governing bodies. Prior to joining WRI, Lena worked in the office of US Representative Earl Blumenauer and served as Deputy Clerk to the Board of Directors of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority, a large-scale regional military base reuse program in Monterey, California.

Lena recently received her Masters of Professional Studies in Political Management from The George Washington University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband.