A Los Angeles native and a UC Santa Cruz graduate, Lenan's transition to not-so-sunny Seattle appears to be an unorthodox decision (though they've always been one for new ventures).
Growing up in central LA (Koreatown, for the curious), Lenan deeply values having lived there for the majority of their childhood due in part to the city's socio-cultural diversity.
During their time at UC Santa Cruz, Lenan gained experience in various forms of media, including positions as: Fact Editor at City on a Hill Press, Programming Manager at Student Cable Television and New Media Director at KZSC 88.1 FM. With four years of experience in student organizations, Lenan feels right at home at UW.
As outreach coordinator, Lenan manages CHID's social media and reaches out to students regarding relevant CHID affairs. Lenan also assists CHID staff and faculty chair with various departmental needs.
During their free time, Lenan practices various instruments, reads many forms of philosophy and loves to cook. Lenan also produces electronic pop music on the side, with their inspirations being blink-182, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Rivers Cuomo.