Valentina Montecinos is the Program Officer of the Mize Family Foundation. She holds an MBA from Presidio in Sustainable Business with a concentration in Community & Economic Development and Food & Agriculture, as well as a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Valentina has over 14 years of combined experience in the nonprofit, government, and business fields. She began her career in New York City as a Project Manager in Advertising, then transitioned into the nonprofit world as a Program Manger supporting women entrepreneurs. Subsequently, she became a Manager of Educational Programs at the government agency, NYC Business Solutions. After moving to Seattle in 2009, Valentina began working with the Mize Family Foundation, where she manages a climate change portfolio, partnering with organizations globally and nationally. She currently holds this position in addition to working at a community nonprofit, Pomegranate Center, as an Operations Manager. She serves as a professional consultant at 501 Commons and a volunteer at several local organizations.