As a senior staff attorney at Manhattan Legal Services, Inc, Lenina represents victims of domestic violence who reside in Manhattan, in Family and Supreme Court proceedings and domestic violence related immigration applications.
She has also served on several committees dedicated to examining domestic violence legislation and policy, improving the courts response to the needs of victims, and promoting awareness of domestic violence throughout the community at large, including the Lawyer’s committee on Domestic Violence, and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office Domestic Violence Task Force, and was also on the Advisory Board of the Appellate Representation Project.
Currently Lenina participates in the Upper Manhattan Domestic Violence Services Collaborative, and interdisciplinary group dedicated to providing comprehensive community based services to victims and survivors in Upper Manhattan. Lenina was also part of the planning committee for the VAWA@20 Conference held at CUNY School of Law. She is a graduate of The State University of New York at Buffalo, and The City University of New York School of Law.