Selena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor in Law and Society, from the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, Selena received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Long Beach as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from St. Catherine University in Minnesota.
Selena’s interest in the field of OCD began when her brother was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a young adult and experienced challenges navigating the treatment process in search of quality care and resources. In addition, Selena assists her brother, Chris Trondsen as well as her mother, Liz Trondsen, with the OCD Family and Loved One’s Support Group. Selena is also actively involved with the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation’s annual conferences and volunteer events and with the OCD So Cal affiliate to raise awareness and help combat the stigma surrounding OCD. Here at The Gateway Institute, Selena’s passion is to facilitate a positive client and family experience throughout the OCD treatment process.