Christy Blanca Gonzalez
Director of Advising Center
Christy Blanca Gonzalez serves as Director of the Advising Center, overseeing advising as well as the Tutoring Program and the Academic Achievement Program. In collaboration with her great team, Blanca develops innovative programs and enhanced support services for the University’s students.
Blanca loves working with student artists and is devoted to helping them improve academically and grow intellectually and creatively. In addition to her role in the Advising Center, Blanca teaches a multimedia art studio course in ESLI (the University's English as a Second Language Institute) as well as First-Year Writing classes in Liberal Arts. She also serves as Advisor to the Latino Student Union, for which she was honored with an Advisor of the Year award in 2008. In 2006, Blanca traveled with a group of students to Budapest, Hungary, to instruct them in a summer course called Drawing and Cultural Studies.
Blanca received a BFA in Painting in 2001 and an MA in Museum Communication in 2009 from the University of the Arts. She is particularly interested in arts education and contemporary art; she wrote her thesis on new media art. Outside of work, Blanca lives in South Philly and enjoys food, travel, arts and culture. The best part of any day is usually the time she spends with her too-cute-to-be-well-behaved Lab, Bailey.