Being rooted in Hamburg’s culture & music scene for more than ten years and after finishing her M.A. in Cultural & Media Management, Lena now works as leading Project Manager for the Music Cities Network, as well as Cultural & Artist Manager, DJ and is part of the European Keychange Development Program 2020.
Over the years, she expanded her knowledge and experiences in the cultural, music and creative sectors in Germany and internationally extending from sub-, pop- to high culture. Since 2016, Lena is the project manager for the Music Cities Network, a global network dedicated to improving communication and cooperation between music cities. She is among the 74 Female* artists and music industry professionals from 12 different countries who have been selected for the Keychange development program in 2020. Keychange is an international campaign, which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging music festivals and all music organisations to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022.
She is co-founder of the transdisciplinary festival concept HALLO/Schaltzentrale, an artistic format for spatial development. Moreover, she is working as DJ under the artist name Lej and hosts Female* DJ Workshops. As Project Manager she was and is working for Festivals, Artists, Music Business Associations and Educational entities, like Dockville, RockCity, Deichkind, Körber-Foundation and Hamburg Music. Lena is based in in Hamburg, but working transnationally.