Senja provides support to all Blandin Foundation leadership programs in the areas of recruitment: data entry, assisting with recruitment program development and design, coordinating off-site facilities for recruitment meetings, and communicating program information to alumni, community leaders and participants. Along with Becky Adams, she also facilitates community leadership meetings.
Senja earned a bachelor’s degree in sports studies and management, along with a minor in psychology, from Bemidji State University. She spent time in Tennessee, Texas and North Dakota working for an international corporation for 14 years in various management roles before she and her family moved back to Grand Rapids in 2007. She is active in community work as a volunteer for her children’s various activities and with a couple of local nonprofits. She sees a vibrant community as a place with active community members that span all generations.