Ms. Delucchi earned her BS degree in Agrarian Studies (Plant Science and IPM emphasis) from University of California at Davis. She received an MS degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. The focus of her graduate coursework and thesis was Agronomy and Soil Fertility in the Delta Agricultural Project.
Her career in Alaska concerned providing support to subsistence food production (home gardening, small scale agriculture, food preservation) in rural villages in the NANA (Northwest) and Doyon (Interior) regions. Gena was employed for 5 years as the UAF Agriculture and Community Development Extension Agent at Tanana Chief’s Conference. This was a Visiting Professor position funded by the Extension Indian Reservation Program of the USDA.
Ms. Delucchi has served on the Board of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation as the Pooled Grants Committee Chair. She began at CWI as an adjunct Biology Instructor in the fall of 2010. She is an avid home gardener, keeps bantam chickens and enjoys “flat” (Nordic) skiing.