NAME: Telena Nelson
RACE: Senatorial
PARTY: Democrat
CONTACT: Laura Cepeda

Telena was born and raised in Guam and is the eldest of the five children of Ted and Stephanie Nelson.  She attended public and private schools- Finegayan Elementary School, M.U. Lujan Elementary School, Bishop Baumgartner Middle School, Notre Dame High School, and Simon Sanchez High School. She also participated in Mock Trial, Basketball Club, and Junior Achievement to name a few.

Telena attended the University of Guam, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology.

During college, she had a calling to serve her country and joined the Guam Army National Guard, where she enlisted as a Combat Medic and was a Nationally Registered EMT. She is currently serves as a Company Commander (Captain).  In the span of her career, she received numerous awards and has served in many leadership positions including a Staff Communications Officer for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Telena’s employment with the Government of Guam began with the Soil and Water Conservation program. She went on to become a teacher with the Department of Education for the past six years.

Telena continues to serve our community through her involvement with the Soroptimist International of Guam and the Lion’s Harmony Organization.

Telena is here to S (supportive) E (ethical) R (resilient) V (veteran) E (educator) and Prioritze Our People.