I’m Lena, it’s nice to meet you.
I’m a multidisciplinary creator with a penchant for business development and communications. I have worked in film production for four years – first as a creative representative for a roster of A-list production companies, edit houses, design firms, and Oscar-winning post-production studios in my hometown, Chicago. Craving a more hands-on involvement in marketing and creative strategy, I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to do business development for a boutique creative production studio, Lord Danger.
I hope to establish a community of doers and disruptors in Hollywood, and utilize resources and relationships at my disposal to promote human rights and climate action. I advocate for womxn and POC in film by supporting their professional development – initiating mentorships between directors, linking potential collaborators, and providing free consultations to young filmmakers. I also spend a great deal of personal and professional time generating business with agencies, non-profit organizations, and B corporations in order to leverage advertising for a greater purpose.
In my spare time, I run ‘Sosu,’ a diverse womxn’s group that convenes biweekly to discuss news and politics, utilizing awareness as a vehicle for empowerment and activism. I also provide pro-bono communications services to organizations that promote women’s health and environmental sustainability.
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I teach acrylic painting classes as a side hustle. For three years I provided sex education presentations to high school students, which felt more like stand-up comedy. I once started my own non-profit hub, and presented on sustainable travel at United Nations the following year. I worked for a midwifery office while applying to medical school, and learned that I love drawing blood, but want to advocate for access to healthcare outside of the system itself. I’ve hosted fundraising events for feminist galleries and youth mentorship programs, grassroots environmental organizations and fair-trade businesses. I emceed two crowd-funding events for green businesses, and built communications campaigns to help them succeed. I was born with several congenital deformities, and had a leg lengthened three inches when I was thirteen years old. I’ve published restaurant reviews in Taiwan, and survived a car accident in the mountains of Panama. I wrote and creative directed for an international travel magazine, and I have kept a journal since I was ten years old.
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