Lena has more than 20 years of experience working in civic and law-related education. Prior to joining Street Law's staff, Lena worked in curriculum and outreach for the Close Up Foundation and as a classroom teacher of government and law. She is the co-author/editor of the Teacher Manual that accompanies the seventh and eighth editions of Street Law: A Course in Practical Law. Lena manages programs, writes curricula, and trains teachers, court officials, police officers, and other community leaders involved in law-related education. Lena is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard, where she earned her master's degree in education.