Milena joined Worksystems in 2016 and manages TechRise PDX, a program to develop a diverse, homegrown talent pipeline into the local tech industry by providing support and training to young adults who lack the educational credentials or work experience to secure employment.
Milena has a Master's in Sociology from Portland State University and specializes in work that reduces socioeconomic disparities among vulnerable populations. She has nearly 10 years experience in project management, research and evaluation.
Milenia's parents were Serbian immigrants and she was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a poet, art lover and yoga enthusiast.