Janae Cantu is a recent graduate of the Masters of Business Administration program at Drake University. She has recently moved to Ames and has accepted a new position at Iowa State University as a Grants Finance Specialist. Prior to this she worked at Wells Fargo for over 5 years in the risk management field.
Janae has served on various non-profit boards focused on advocacy and disability rights, including the Des Moines New Leaders Council and the National Association of Blind Students.
She obtained her undergraduate degree at Grand View University and she served in AmeriCorps NCCC with their inaugural FEMA Corps class. Janae traveled with her team throughout the East Coast to assist areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, Janae served another year of AmeriCorps as a VISTA with the United Way of Central Iowa.
Janae currently serves as the Treasurer of the Iowa SILC. In her free time, Janae enjoys going to trivia, reading, bike rides, and hiking.