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Salena Deane

Administrative Assistant

Salena is a young poet excited to explore her professional talents as a part of the team at Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. She graduated with honors in Creative Writing from Brandeis University in 2019 and is a co-founder of Sapphire, an online creative art space for womxn to socialize, read, teach, and learn from and about each other. Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, Salena knew she had charisma and youthful insight to offer and was excited to dive right into a position at Helping Hands at the end of 2020.

In her role as Administrative Assistant, Salena enjoys the tedious tasks of scheduling and filing just as much as content creation and social media. Outside of work, she enjoys reality competition shows, the art of drag, and spending time with her family.