B.A. in Psychology, Harvard University; M.A. in Elementary and Childhood Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. While still an undergraduate at Harvard, Rhena began working with children at after-school and summer programs at elementary schools within disadvantaged communities in Roxbury, MA and Newark, NJ. Upon graduation this experience led her to take a position as a substitute teacher within the school district in which she was a student as a child. While teaching at Seth Boyden Demonstration School, a Title I school located in a low-income section of Maplewood, NJ, Rhena has demonstrated her leadership as a Mentor Teacher and a Trainer for the ACHIEVE Tutoring Program.
Currently, Rhena is a Third Grade teacher at Seth Boyden Demonstration School in New Jersey.