Blia joined the Foundation’s program team in 2019. As a child of former refugees, Blia understands the value and benefit of receiving support from the community. That is why she dedicated more than ten years of her career to working in family resource centers in San Francisco and other family-focused organizations in Sacramento. Blia held many roles in the social services sector. She was a social worker in private and public agencies and a manager of programs supporting under-resourced communities, and she led collaborative groups that consisted of public and private stakeholders with a shared goal to improve the lives of children, families, and the community.
Blia holds a master’s degree in social work, a teaching credential, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from California State University, Sacramento.