Lena Ariola is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Hunger Project. Lena began working at The Hunger Project in July of 1992, and since then has held every position in the finance and administration department from office management to Accounting Manager to Controller. After serving as Deputy Director of Finance and Administration and Acting CFO, Lena was appointed Chief Financial Officer in May 2010.
Lena was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and migrated to the United States with her immediate family at the age of 12. She speaks and writes in Spanish fluently. Before The Hunger Project, Lena held other administrative and accounting jobs.
Lena earned her BA in Accounting in 1997. Lena also has a real estate broker license since 1992. She is married and has a daughter.