Runa Lucienne was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Toledo, Ohio where she graduated from St. Ursula Academy. Moving to New York City at the age of 18, she began her modeling and acting career while attending Hunter College and later City College of New York.
With an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), she majored in mechanical engineering and in her third year of college was selected for a mechanical engineering internship with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX in the Systems Architecture and Engineering division where she assisted with research and development of upgrades to the low-fidelity Orion cockpit mockup. While in high school she participated in the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), was the president of the Technology club, and completed her first internship with NASA at the University of Michigan.
In addition to her love of science, Runa participated in her schools’ track and field teams in high school and during the freshman year of college. Runa holds her high school’s high jump record and placed 12th in the state of Ohio division 1 state championships during her senior year. In college, she placed 1st in both, the indoor and outdoor, high jump conference championships, and placed 3rd in high jump in the college division of the Colgate Women’s Games held at Madison Square Garden. Before discovering track and field, she studied ballet for 6 years and played basketball until her track and field career began.
Runa Lucienne’s other passions include painting and mixed media art. She debuted her artwork during Art Basel Miami in December of 2019 and plans to continue a career in painting and photography -in addition to modeling and acting.
Currently living in Miami, Runa Lucienne enjoys volunteering with her church, Vous Church, volunteering at the Miami Children’s Museum, Paws4You (dog rescue organization), and the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation as a volunteer publicist and member of the marketing team. She maximizes her spare time by supporting efforts that will lead to systematic change in favor of those without voices.
Runa Lucienne also enjoys traveling and has visited nearly 40 countries.
With Runa’s eclectic background of personal and career experiences, she sees her unique perspective as a superpower and is an advocate for change. She hopes to inspire young women and men to pursue their dreams to the fullest, and never dim their light for anyone.
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