Shena joined IWHC in April 2013 as a Program Assistant and provides strategic and administrative support to identify and strengthen IWHC partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Prior to joining IWHC, she worked as an Employment and Training Manager at The Hispanic Center, providing career counseling services to immigrants and refugees. She has also worked at Carnegie Mellon University in the Office of International Education and the University of Pittsburgh’s Ford Institute for Human Security as a research assistant. Shena also interned with a foundation in Paraguay where she conducted surveys and collected data on socio-economic conditions.
Shena has a B.A from Duquesne University in International Affairs and an M.A. in International Development, with a concentration in Human Security, from the University of Pittsburgh. She speaks Spanish and Italian.