Léna Garcia

Assistant news editor Léna Garcia is a recent graduate of UCSB’s professional editing minor and College of Creative Studies’ literature major, where she received the college's 2015 Most Excellent Writing Award for her creative nonfiction essay, “Senses of Entitlement in Cancerous Uncles and Twenty-Year-Old Girls.” Her poems can be read in Into the Teeth of the Wind and HerStory and her album reviews online at

Léna enjoys collecting rocks, seeing live music, traveling, and shopping at Goodwill. She grew up in Santa Cruz, California. She started at The Santa Barbara Independent in 2015.

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