Lenka has always had a sense of curiosity which she quenches through travel to places such as New Zealand, and working on exciting cellular biology research projects. She majored in biology at Elon University where she was able to design her own undergraduate research project studying the effects of the chemical compound aspartame. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Lenka accepted a position as a Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. There, at the National Cancer Institute she studied the dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton through intravital microscopy in mice. After two years of this work in cell biology, Lenka decided to pursue an advanced degree in Epidemiology and is currently a MPH student at Columbia University.
Lenka worked as a tutor for both chemistry, specifically organic chemistry, and biology during her undergraduate studies. She started working as a teaching assistant under really great mentors, and has since been able to find a teaching style of her own. In addition to chemistry and biology, Lenka also enjoys teaching mathematics and statistics.
When Lenka is not studying, she enjoys running and really exercising of any sort. She also loves exploring the various dessert options in New York City.