Alena is a licensed and board certified pediatric and adult genetic counselor who works with individuals who have a genetic condition or are at risk of a genetic condition. She has a clinical interest in biochemical genetic disorders and is part of the UC Davis Metabolic clinic and newborn screen follow-up team. Outside of her clinical role at UC Davis, Alena enjoys working with families and other professionals through her position on the Clinical Advisory Board in the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation.
M.G.C., University of Maryland, Baltimore MD 2013
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2009
American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2019
State of California Licensed Genetic Counselor,
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Honors and Awards
Thesis Grant Recipient, National Society of Genetic Counselors Pediatric Special Interest Group, 2012