Blanca Loera de Avilez has had a long history working in higher education. As an undergraduate, she worked in the Financial Aid and Residential Life departments and served on a variety of university councils. In 2005 she graduated from Arizona State University with bachelor’s degree in sociology and Chicana/o studies. She employed the skills and knowledge she gained through her degrees during her six years as a case manager in the City of Phoenix.
Once returning to her first passion, higher education, Blanca came to CIDSE from Mesa Community College where she worked as a Student Services Specialist and advised students from over 150 programs of study. She helped MCC’s goal of increasing retention, recruitment and success by conducting outreach to underserved populations of Mesa and assisting in the development of a mentorship program for these students.
Blanca joined the CIDSE Advising Center in 2012, as an Academic Success Specialist. She advises undergraduate students in the computer science, computer systems, industrial engineering, engineering management and informatics majors. She also directs students to school, college and university resources.
B.A., Sociology and Chicana/o Studies, Arizona State University, 2005