Jena is an Investment Manager at Blueprint Local, a national investment firm focused on real estate and operating business investments. Prior to joining Blueprint Local in early, Jena was an Associate Director at the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) where she worked from 2013-2019. At UTIMCO, Jena focused on sourcing, underwriting and monitoring of investments across long/short equity, distressed credit, event, multi-strategy and global macro hedge fund strategies. Prior to UTIMCO, Jena held similar positions at Ascension Health, a large non-profit hospital system based in St. Louis, Missouri and the University of Arizona Investment Office. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona.