Cena comes to her administrative role at Northwaters & Langskib, via a career as a certified elementary teacher and outdoor educator. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Environmental Education. Throughout her years as a student, Cena traveled extensively throughout the US and spent her time at several nature centers as a Naturalist working with birds of prey and bringing conservation education to the public. She now works full-time, at the Northwaters three-season headquarters in the Adirondack Mountains of NY keeping the books and corresponding with camp families. She lives in Westport with her two daughters, Thea and Edie. They keep busy getting out to ski, hike, and swim in the North Country. In 2005, Cena was co-founder and lead teacher at a farm-based, Waldorf-inspired preschool.