Lena Barsky is a writer, advocate, and classicist based in Brooklyn, New York.

She is currently the Director of Program Management and Media for Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund. For two and a half years prior she served as Program Manager for the National Judicial Education Program, which educates judges, attorneys, and justice system professionals about gender bias, sexual assault, and the intersection of sexual assault and domestic violence. She is also the author of CAPS LOCK, an e-mail newsletter that’s a blend of personal essays, political/cultural commentary, life advice, and sea otters.

Previously, Lena has analyzed election data and researched redistricting at the National Committee for an Effective Congress, covered Supreme Court news for the Brown Political Review, and served on two editorial boards of the Brown Classical Journal.

Lena graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics-Latin, magna cum laude and with honors. In her senior thesis “Mater, Cyrene Mater: Rethinking Narrative in Virgil’s Georgics 4.325-558,” she used a feminist lens to explore narrative structure, female power, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and the production of art as equatable to other types of labor. 

To learn more, check out Lena’s resume. To read some of Lena’s writing, a selection of her work is available here.

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