Name: Wendy Plasencia
Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Wendy has a passion for youth development and has worked in the nonprofit world for 10 years, primarily with youth development organizations.
In 2014 she switched over to marketing for nonprofits for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley where she is currently the Marketing Manager.
She has a passion for mentoring teens and continues to volunteer her time with teens from East Side San Jose. She mentors them in life skills, education, leadership, and health.
When it comes to marketing, Wendy enjoys telling the stories of youth in Santa Clara County to bring light to the community of the Boys & Girls Clubs impact.
Wendy has traveled the world on various humanitarian projects including, her favorite, the Awaso Hope Foundation where she spent a month in the rural village of Awaso, Ghana building a school that serves 277 students grades K-6th and is now adding a Middle School.
Wendy has always been heavily involved in her community ranging from church organizations and the Latino community to organizations like the Junior League of San Jose.
Wendy lives in Morgan Hill where she spends a lot of her time with family and friends, traveling, reading, meditating, and going to Disneyland.
Wendy is excited to be part of the LSJ2018 and is looking forward to making a greater impact in the community and meeting more leaders in the San Jose area that share the common interest of making a greater San Jose.
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