In her Project Coordinator role at CGE, Carol Lena manages grant and foundation applications and related reporting.  She cultivates funder relationships, develops strategies for applications, writes and edits funding applications, and administers awarded projects.  She also facilitates partnerships with JMU faculty members, community members, and colleagues from other universities, including international collaborators.

Carol Lena also has extensive education and experience in computer technology, having earned a BS in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Computer Science Information Systems from Virginia Tech and working for many years in software application development and management.  

Carol Lena has also served on the Board of Directors of several local non-profits, and is currently involved with the Northend Greenway, a community-led initiative to build a multi-use path and linear park in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  She has also enjoyed extensive travel around the globe, both for work and for play.  She currently lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and two energetic sons.

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