Blanca is an attorney, journalist, and communication expert. Blanca, a former Legal Services of Greater Miami public benefits attorney, also worked as the Communications Director for the Mayor of Miami-Dade County.
After the ACA was implemented, she worked as a licensed federal navigator for the ACA health marketplace. She recently helped develop and manage a story bank of over 150 Floridians in the coverage gap willing to speak with the press.
Blanca has a strong history of public service and community involvement. In 2016, she was named “Best Citizen” by Miami New Times and in 2017, Miami Today newspaper honored her as “Best of Miami” for her community environmental work.
Blanca is available to work on documenting the stories of individual low income Floridians willing to engage on outreach and education regarding Medicaid, as well as other issues impacting their social determinants of health, e.g. SSI payment rate, nursing home regulations.
Environmental Columnist, “Going Green", Biscayne Times
Creating an Urban Gateway to Biscayne National Park, National Parks Traveler (2010)
Surviving Valley Fever, Epilepsy Foundation Health Blog (2017)
Climate Change, Class Divide, Biscayne Times (2017)
2017 Named “Best of Miami” by Miami Today newspaper, for environmental work in the community.
2016 Named “Best Citizen” by Miami New Times for advocacy on behalf of Miami’s natural environment.
2015 Honored by the Urban Environment League with the Dan Paul Award for Public Waterfront Protection.
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