Rena is currently a Program Quality Manager (PQM) for Catalyst Family Inc. She first started working in the Child Development field when she was in high school as a Science Camp Counselor. After high school, Rena began to work for the same nonprofit first as a Camp Leader, Childcare Teacher, Camp Director, and then as a Camp Coordinator. During her time with the organization, she learned about childcare licensing and got to be part of the American Camp Association Accreditation process. After graduating from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Child Development, Rena applied for a position with Catalyst Family Inc. Rena started as an Assistant Site Supervisor of a School Age program and then transferred to another center and became the Site Supervisor of Santa Teresa’s Preschool and School Age program. During her time at the center, she learned a lot about Catalyst Kids Preschool and School Age programming state compliance (Title 5) and camp. Rena became part of various leadership groups such as the Camp Ninjas and Leadership Ops. Rena soon was given the opportunity to join the Education Department and became a Program Quality Manager. She supports the Bay region with knowing what quality programming is and how to achieve it.