kristen lucena thumbKristen (Retzer) Lucena graduated in 1986 after an active high school career that included participation on the PV Ski Team, writing for PV’s student newspaper, the Saga and student government holding the office of Student Body President her senior year. Kristen attended USC graduating in 1990 with a double major in English and History and obtained her JD in 1993 from Santa Clara University School of Law. Kristen returned to Chico in 1993, beginning her legal career as a prosecutor for the Butte County District Attorney’s office. In 2006 Kristen was both elected and appointed Butte County Superior Court Judge. Kristen and her husband, Chico native Matt Lucena, have two children.