As the Director of Research, Sena Loyd drives Blockchains’ research and education initiatives. Under Sena, Blockchains’ group of researchers help the company make informed strategic decisions, while the Blockchains Education Initiative (BEI) focuses on workforce development through blockchain education in the state of Nevada. Working closely with the education and workforce ecosystem of Nevada, the BEI aims to create an education pathway for students to learn and become skilled in blockchain technology – providing them with in-demand, industry-recognized skills and credentials for well-paying careers in the blockchain industry.
Sena holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to Blockchains, she served as Director of a public library and digital learning center working closely with community partners to provide lifelong learning opportunities. It was the first public library in the nation to offer an industry recognized credential in Manufacturing Technology. In 2017, she was named Nevada Library Association Librarian of the Year. She currently serves the community as an Advisory Council member for Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Board member for Western Nevada College Foundation, and Board member for Nevada Emerge.