Lena Bakman (Abayev) acts as an ambassador of the State of Israel wherever she goes. In her spare time, she does public diplomacy, is involved with Like for Israel and is an initiator of the Young Politicians group.
She is also a member of the UNDP Interpeace Russian Project of the UN in Israel, a member of Nachum Goldman Fellowship program, a member of the ROI Community and an alumna of IVLP program from U.S. Department of State.
Currently, Lena serves as the Deputy Director of Communications and Knesset Liaison at a Jerusalem based research institute NGO Monitor. Previously, she was working as a Spokesperson and Parliamentary Assistant to Chair of the Education and Culture Committee, Member of 18th Knesset Dr. Einat Wilf.