Keena has worked in various roles in the education system both inside and outside the classroom. According to those who have worked closely with her, she finds her motivation and passion in service-oriented roles geared towards a broader mission. She is extremely people-orientated, invests in building relationships and rapport and seeks to understand the perspectives of others in her work. She goes above and beyond, and is very passionate and mission-driven. Her background in special education, behavioral therapy, and administration includes providing day programs and home therapy for autistic children; working at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics; and volunteering at cancer camps and centers for the visually impaired. She has recently spent over three years providing human resources, office management, bookkeeping, and event planning to a start-up education nonprofit focused on dismantling the cycles of poverty, court-involvement, and unemployment of young people. She has a B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences from San Francisco State University.