User:LTraer (WMF)

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Lena Traer
Lena Traer
Project Assistant, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation in September 2016, I provided program coordination, project management and administrative support at Heart to Heart, a 501(с)(3) international non-profit in Oakland, CA dedicated to expanding access to cardiac surgery in the underserved areas of the world for children born with life-threatening heart defects. I grew up in Siberia, Russia and graduated from Omsk State University with a Bachelor of Laws degree, with an emphasis in intellectual property. As a college sophomore, I began working full-time with an agency involved in cultural exchange programs, recruiting Russian students to study and work abroad. Upon completing my degree, I came to San Francisco as a trainee with Intrax Cultural Exchange, a Department of State designated J1 visa sponsor.

Since my early years, I’ve been interested in languages and different cultures. I have studied and/or worked in the UK, France, the U.S. and New Zealand. I am bilingual in English and Russian, speak comfortable French and basic Japanese. In my spare time, I translate children’s books.

My work

I provide support and coordination to the Communications and Advancement teams as Project Assistant.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

ltraer@wikimedia.org