Originally from Cuba, Lena has worked for the School in Spain since 1993. Previous to working for Middlebury, her experience includes teaching high school and college levels at various institutions in Washington State. She holds an M.A. degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College. As Assistant to the Director, she handles orientation and preparation for graduate students going abroad, student registration and all non-academic affairs. In her spare time she likes to read, help out at the family microbrewery and listen to all kinds of podcasts.