Lena Shabanova


Capturing important moments in life on film first motivated Lena to attend San Francisco State University's Media Program, where she turned her videography hobby into a career. Lena believes that storytelling through videos helps to expand audience perspective and understanding of important global issues, including climate change.

Lena is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, cooking healthy food and traveling, and she believes that real change starts first with baby steps. Lena received her MS in Banking in Ukraine, where she worked in banks for several years.