Lena Blackmon (they/she) is a scientist and research engineer interested in clinically relevant optical and photonic diagnostic techniques. Simultaneously, Lena is an internationally published poet interested in tender, fierce stories about ancestry. With writing featured in The Offing, SAND, and the Visible Poetry Project, their work is also part of the anthology, Rookie on Love, published by Penguin Random House in 2018. They were named a 2018 VONA/Voices fellow and have previously performed with the Stanford Spoken Word Collective.

email: lenafblackmon[at]gmail[dot]com

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