Jena’s love of music lured her to New Orleans in 2009. She attended the University of New Orleans and graduated in 2012 with dual degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. While attending UNO, Jena served as Vice President of the College of Business Executive Council and was the Community Service Coordinator for the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society. After graduation, Jena began her career at Wegman Dazet and Company, where she specialized in small business accounting and business consulting. After working with several nonprofit clients, she developed a passion for nonprofit accounting. In 2017, she accepted a position with Bourgeois Bennett CPAs and Consultants auditing a variety of not-for-profit entities. Jena joined the foundation in October 2020 bringing with her a unique perspective, having provided accounting and auditing services for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.