As a hobbyist game developer, she designed the gameplay and narrative for Ultra Hat Dimension from Kitsune Games. She has helped run BitSummit on a volunteer basis since its first year, and also volunteered with Indie MEGABOOTH.
Before joining the video game industry, Lena spent five years teaching English in Japan as part of the JET Program. During that time, she helped run HEC Camp, an annual summer camp reward for junior high and high school students who do well in the Hokkaido English Challenge.
Lena also enjoys fiber arts such as needlepoint and quilting, weight lifting, and theater.