At DIT, Lena works to inspire and mobilise students, staff and partners to join our mission. She believes in the power of narratives to shape the way we think, feel and act in the world. To understand and engage in social change (in academia and beyond), we need to tell new stories and center those that have long been marginalized.
Lena is DIT's communications and events manager. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam with an MSc in Political Communication, where she studied the role of listening in disrupted public spheres. She found that listening (from the bottom up) is key to creating just and sustainable futures.
At DIT, Lena works to inspire and mobilise students, staff and partners to join our mission. She is in charge of developing and executing DIT's communications strategy and organising events.
Lena finds joy in spending time with friends and family, hiking, dancing, creative writing and reading.