Jena is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Biology on the Plant Sciences track. Outside of the classroom, she works in the garden at the Arboretum and is involved with Holistic Healing Organization. Her interests include medicinal plants, mycology, regenerative agriculture, and soil science. She was an intern for a conservation program that worked in forest restoration and invasive species management in Kauai, Hawaii in the summer of 2018. She hopes to continue on to perform research in graduate school or do fieldwork relevant to the protection of native ecosystems.