Blanca Valenzuela - Dancer / Board Member
A native of Mexicali, the state capital of Baja Ca, Mexico. Born in a small town in the United States, she grew up in two separate countries. Blanca fell in love with both cultures, and at a young age she quickly realized that she was inspired by language and the arts. Having a background in cultures of two countries, she developed a curious mind as to with regards to international relations. Due to this, when she was a teenager she was inspired by a summer job where she was an assistant that was led by the YWCA Latch Key Latino program in San Diego Ca. Blanca quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work at nonprofit organizations, as she started her journey in helping children gain knowledge in language and the arts. She did this in the form of dance. As a trained dancer herself, she felt this would help the many children who went through that program achieve some of their goals. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her BA in Social Science and Psychology from SDSU. While living in Mexicali, she became an English professor, teaching at the language departments for both UABC (Baja State University) and CETYS (A private and prestigious University). Over 25 years later, Blanca provides support as a program coordinator and trainer at Easter Seals Adult Day Program, working directly with the Latino families of Adults with disabilities. She is proud to be involved with various charitable organizations throughout San Diego.
Blanca’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her beloved family, which are her husband, two children and their doggy Lenù. But some of her other passions are the arts, flamenco dance, docent programs, cooking, traveling and helping her community as much as she can.