Lena Blackmon (she/they) is a writer, scientist, and educator from Tucson, Arizona by way of Trinidad and Tobago. They received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and is currently studying for a M.S. in Applied Physics. With writing featured in The Offing, Rookie, and True Culture University magazines, as well as the Visible Poetry Project, their work is also part of the anthology, Rookie on Love, published by Penguin Random House in 2018. They are a 2018 VONA Fellow and have previously performed with the Stanford Spoken Word Collective.