Lena Lofgren

Lena Lofgren
Director of Diversity and Outreach

My name is Lena Lofgren and I am a member of the Class of 2023 in Cabot House! I am originally from the beautiful town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and study Government and Arabic. I was raised by immigrant parents who instilled a passion for advancing social justice in me from a young age, but my interest in politics began in high school when I joined my school’s debate team and, later, the board of the High School Democrats of PA. In 2018, I led the fellowship program of Mary Gay Scanlon’s congressional race in PA-05, an incredible campaign that I had the privilege of staffing again in 2020 in partnership with the Progressive Turnout Project. My journey at the Institute of Politics began when I joined the HPU during my first year, which has inspired my dedication to making this a more accessible, inclusive space for all members of the Harvard community. Outside of the IOP, I am a member of the Harvard College Debating Union and staff HMUN, HNMUN, and WorldMUN. In my limited but cherished free time, you can catch me binging reality TV (no shame here!!), taking a nap, or playing with my cat, Rascal, the true love of my life.

E-mail Address: llofgren@college.harvard.edu