GENA is a positive and empowering educator who helps youth establish mental, emotional and physical skills through building self-confidence & growth mindset.

Before starting with Communities In Schools, Gena worked at the City of Renton as a Recreation Specialist. She currently coaches girls basketball and track and field at Mount Rainier High School. Additionally, she serves on the leadership team for King County Play Equity Coalition.

Gena enjoys spending time with her sisters and nephew, poetry slams, reading & discovering nature.