Lessenia Chikho is a career-focused individual who is passionate about girl-child education and participatory development, which she believes is key to community development. She graduated from Chancellor College with a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Economics. She previously worked with Advancing Girls Education in Africa and CAMFED as a mentor and a role model to female secondary school students. She also worked as a secondary school teacher with Dedza CCAP Christian secondary school where she was the boarding mistress. In addition, Lessenia has previously worked with National Statistics as an enumerator.