Meet the Chamber Staff

Blanca Zarate

Manager, Development & Recruitment, Southern California Leadership Network
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Blanca Zarate manages SCLN’s fund development strategy in partnership with the executive director, leads the recruitment and selection activities for all SCLN fellowships - exceeding recruitment goals for the past two years.

Prior to joining SCLN Zarate worked with Jumpstart, an educational organization focused on pre-K literacy and kindergarten preparedness. At Jumpstart, she coordinated recruitment and retention of students and AmeriCorps members. Zarate also provided administrative support to help increase family involvement and promoted skill building through classroom assistance. While attending University of California, Irvine, Zarate worked for the admissions office of the Executive and Health Care Executive MBA Programs at the Paul Merage School of Business where she assisted in the admissions process of potential and incoming students.

Zarate has served for more than five years as a recruitment specialist and has plenty experience in the nonprofit sector. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in general management and a minor in international studies. Zarate also holds a certificate in fund development from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Zarate is passionate about giving back to the community and enjoys traveling.

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