George Washington University
Lena Nour is a Masters of Public Policy candidate at George Washington University with a concentration in Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Lena has found her passion at the cross section of community engagement and social advocacy. Lena served several student leader positions during her undergraduate career as a Student Senator, Off Campus Student Advisor, Blueprint Mentor, Peer Career Advisor, and Federal Student Ambassador to name a few. During her senior year, Lena participated in an Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program where she conducted policy research on charter laws and the history of school choice throughout the United States.
After graduating with a B.A. in Government and International Politics from George Mason University, Lena continued her passion for public service by developing a talent pipeline from institutions of higher education into federal service as a Human Resources Specialist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining FERC, Lena interned with the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Partnership for Public Service and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Representing a nexus of various identities as a Black Muslim Woman of immigrant parents, Lena is excited to learn from classmates who represent diverse backgrounds and life experiences in graduate school. Lena is a native of the Washington DC metropolitan area and is of Ethiopian heritage.
Areas of interest
- National Security/Law
- US Politics