College: Johnson & Wales University
Major: Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management
Grad School: Northeastern University
College Sport: Lacrosse
Hometown: Foxboro, MA
Current Home: Boston, MA
Favorite Athlete: Julian Edelman
Gen joined Team IMPACT in January 2021 as an intern and currently serves as our Regional Coordinator. In her role, Gen supports our Regional Executive Directors by managing administrative, strategic, and operational tasks. She handles planning and execution of fundraising events and signing days and assists in streamlining communication between regions and the national office.
Gen graduated in 2019 from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a bachelor’s degree in sports, entertainment, and event management. She was a member of the women’s lacrosse team at JWU, contributing to three conference championships. After school, she went on to join the coaching staff at the University of Massachusetts as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the women’s lacrosse team. While coaching at UMass Dartmouth, Gen discovered her passion for combining sports and philanthropy. She pursued a Master’s degree in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University, concentrating on collegiate athletic administration. In her final term of grad school, she joined Team IMPACT as an intern and became passionate about the work that Team IMPACT does.
When asked the question, “Why Team IMPACT?” Gen said:
Sports have always played such a major part of my life. I have learned so many life lessons and made so many connections through sports and coaching. I am a firm believer that everyone deserves a chance to experience all the wonderful lessons and friendships that the world of sport has to offer. Team IMPACT does that and then some. I immediately wanted to be a part of this organization because of their amazing mission and people. Being a part of Team IMPACT, I can be a part of something so much bigger than myself and give back to a community that has already given me so much. There’s truly nothing better than seeing the smiles on the faces of these children, families, and student-athletes and at the end of the day I could not be more proud of the work that we do.