Jena was born and raised in Henderson,TX and graduated from Henderson High School. As a young girl, she went to the Rusk County Library and checked out books when it was located at the courthouse and also at the present location of the Depot. Jena worked at a preschool for 15 years and brought several preschoolers to the library for story time. Her hobbies are cooking, jogging, playing handbells, and spending time with her family and precious granddaughter. Jena's favorite Dewey Decimal number is 796.