Valentina Montecinos is the Program Officer of the Mize Family Foundation. She holds an MBA from Pinchot University in Sustainable Business with a concentration in Community & Economic Development and Food & Agriculture. Before moving to Seattle in 2009, Valentina worked in the nonprofit and small business worlds. She was a Program Manager at the Business Outreach Center Network in Brooklyn, where she supported women and Latinos in starting their own businesses. Subsequently, she became a Manager of Educational Programs at the local government agency, NYC Business Solutions. In Seattle, as a Career Developer for Youth at Neighborhood House, she assisted young adults in their job search. Valentina has worked at the Mize Family Foundation since 2010.