Lena's goal is to become an Alaska State Trooper and ultimately to work for the FBI. The LEEP scholarship is presented to students interested in pursuing a career in public safety and all of its related fields — law enforcement, police-fire dispatch, corrections officer, firefighting or emergency medical technicians (EMT).
She is an employee of Aviation Medical Services of Alaska, and is also an on-call volunteer with the Anchorage Police Department Search Team. Lena completed the 6-week Anchorage Police Department Citizens Academy, and is a graduate of the Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA).
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to public safety research and education with a focus on child safety. LEEP was founded in 1997 and expanded nationally in 2004 to reach children and teens throughout the country.