Before joining SEI, Lena worked in the forests program at CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, to address commodity-driven deforestation risk in corporate supply chains. She led the technical development of CDP’s forests program, engaged with stakeholders across the public and private sector in various capacities, and led the work of the forests program in Europe for several years. Lena also has previous experience working in the private sector.

Lena holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc. Environment and Development, 2012) and James Madison College at Michigan State University (B.A. Comparative Cultures and Politics, 2010).