Ja Nae is a Centre County native and Penn State graduate. She has experience in the service industry as a general manager, the office technology field as a major account sales executive, and the broadcasting industry as a media business specialist. In 2020, amidst global uncertainty, Ja Nae joined the Centre County United Way team as the Campaign and Relationship Manager, allowing her to utilize all of the skills she developed and her passion for service in a purposeful role.
When she is not busy with her most valued role in life as a single mom to her daughter Ka'miah, she spends her time volunteering in the community. She is an active Rotarian with the State College Downtown Rotary Club where she served as President (2021-2022), co-chair of the Community Service Committee, and member of the board of directors. She is also involved with the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, CBICC. and Leadership Centre County, Class of 2016. Ja Nae enjoys hiking, working out, and home improvement projects.