Maria Tena is a Human Resources Specialist at the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory. She is part of the Employee Services and Workforce Development Branch and is the designated HR representative for all SDL student affairs and all Albuquerque, New Mexico staff. With over 1,000 employees currently employed at SDL, there is never a dull moment in the world of recruiting, benefits, training, and employee relations, which Maria helps support. Maria earned her undergrad in Sociology and master’s in human resources from Utah State University. Outside of the office, Maria enjoys, reading, running, and spending time with her family.