Genat graduated from Moser Secretarial School in Chicago, Illinois, and has worked for 38 years as an administrative assistant in Illinois, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio and Michigan. She has worked for various dental associations, an engineering firm, a supplier of medical equipment, and various other types of companies, such as the Toledo Jewish Community Center. Genat has been an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals for more than 15 years and received her Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) rating in 1994.
She's worked in the Office of the Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs, for over five years and has enjoyed being part of what the division has accomplished during that time. Genat's love of working in the educational field, in addition to her late husband, Kevin Wolka, PhD, who worked as an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department, brought her to LTU Her job expertise for working at an educational institution includes three years in the Office of Minority Student Affairs at Iowa State University and 10 years in the Placement Department at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.