Trustee Malena Raymond has built a career around her passion for the Northern Nevada community. As a non-profit professional she has collaborated with other organizations to connect important services with those in need. As a trustee she hopes to use this passion to inspire collaborations between the Washoe County School District and area non-profits. Collaborations like the Sierra Arts Foundation/Veterans Memorial STEM Academy Arts Integration Program, which integrates the arts into student’s curriculum and personal life, providing a creative approach to all subjects.
Trustee Raymond currently works for the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW), where she administers state and federal law that supports the organizations mission to end family violence. Trustee Raymond has worked with the Nevada Museum of Art, Renown Health Foundation and the Nevada Women’s Fund. While at these organizations, she learned about what it takes to run the daily operations of an organization including. Evaluating talent, negotiating contracts and managing a budget.
Education Advocacy & Community Involvement:
Trustee Raymond does all that she can to give back to her district and community. She currently serves on the board of the Holland Project, an all-ages arts and music initiative. Trustee Raymond’s daughter attends an elementary school in her district, the same one she attended as a child. She is very involved in volunteering and assuring that students get what they need in the classroom.