Shaena comes to Y-WE with a social service background rooted in community based work. Her approach is healing-centered, trauma-informed, holistic and politically driven. From late 2014 until now, her primary focus has been supporting survivors of intimate harm both locally and in San Francisco, CA. Shaena’s work includes direct service for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as outreach and education in schools, organizations and the broader community. Informed by these experiences, her passions live where gender justice and reimagining community safety meet. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington with a concentration in Community-Centered Integrative Practice, and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Shaena is thrilled to be collaborating with the Y-WE team in dreaming up youth-centered community wellness and mental health programming. In her free time, she enjoys her morning coffee rituals, Netflix binging, dancing, cooking with friends & hanging with her senior kitty, Mocha.