Director, Finance and Operations, Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Gena joined the Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 2014, overseeing finance and operations. She began her career in higher education 20 years ago at UCLA. Gena has enjoyed being a member of the CDI to support key initiatives such as recruitment and retention of faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups. She volunteers for the Latino Network, which builds leadership capacity for students and parents in the Portland area. Gena earned her BA in history from UCLA. While she was the first in her family to attend a four year university, she did so with the support of her single mother who was working full time and attending junior college. Gena is always proud to share that her mother went on to earn her BSN. When not at work, Gena enjoys spending time with family. Her daughter is an undergraduate student at LC and her son is in high school.