Lena Ingram studied architecture, dramatic arts and creative writing at U.C. Berkeley for two years before pursuing a career as an artist. She has been a full time resident of Palm Springs since 2012. In 2015, she co-founded The Lunch Ladies, a social group and safe space where all genders could feel welcome, further helping to bridge the cis and trans communities. In addition The Lunch Ladies also provides resources and information to the transgender community.
In 2017, she was invited to join The Palm Springs Police Department LGBT Outreach Committee and The National HIV Testing Day Committee that brings all of the local health, resource and transgender groups together for the greater good of the trans community. Most recently, she was invited to be a facilitator of Trans Talk, part of Trans Tuesdays at The LGBT Center of the Desert.
"I never dreamed that I would be so embraced and celebrated by such a heavily populated LGBTQ+ community and it is my privilege to serve it."