Ibrahim is co-founder of a union of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapters in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. The associated SJP chapters are at American University (AU), George Mason University (GMU), Georgetown University (GU), George Washington University (GWU) and University of Maryland (UMaryland).
Lena Ibrahim is a student at George Mason University (GMU) studying Global Affairs and Middle Eastern studies. Ibrahim is a member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) and a member of the American Studies Association (ASA) Activism and Community Caucus (ASA Caucus). In 2012, the ASA Caucus proposed a resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel, which was later adopted at the ASA Conference in 2013.