Genessa is originally from Washington state, but was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from Howard University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After college, Genessa spent three years in Portland and fell in love with its relaxed pace and vibrant neighborhoods. However, she was lured back to the Golden State with a full-ride scholarship offer from University of California College of the Law in San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings). Genessa graduated with her J.D. in May 2024, but returned home to Portland. Now she is learning the ropes of Oregon law from the team at McLain Legal Services.
In her free time, Genessa loves to read fiction, annoy her cat, and check out new bars and restaurants.