Orenda has been working in higher education for over a decade and has been with ASU and The School of Molecular Sciences since 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University Los Angeles, and later earned a Master's in Business Administration. As the Manager of Online Programs Orenda works with ASU Online degrees in the school. She is involved in curriculum management, student engagement, and runs the in person lab component for ASU Online students. Outside of her work at ASU Orenda enjoys group fitness, cooking, and spending time with family.