Helena (Lena) Dore is a news and sports editor at the Montana Kaimin in Missoula, Montana. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish at the University of Montana. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii, a rural ranching community on the Big Island of Hawai'i. At nine years old, she moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she developed skills in writing, skiing, hiking, fishing, running, climbing, mountain biking and dancing.
In Missoula, she spent the 2018-2019 school year reporting campus news for the Montana Kaimin. She reported the student government beat for one semester, attending weekly senate meetings and reporting on issues raised. The following school year, she worked as a news and sports editor, managing staff, reporting and writing her own stories and editing stories for the weekly paper. She hopes to use her knowledge about outdoor recreation and public land use to report stories about land management and the environment.