Natalia Valenzuela Swanson
Natalia Valenzuela Swanson joined the Mary Black Foundation in March 2015, where she serves as Program Director for Healthy Eating | Active Living. Prior to joining the Foundation, Natalia worked at the Upstate Workforce Investment Board as the Associate Director. Natalia has a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree from Clemson University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College, double majoring in Political Science and French. Natalia proudly serves on the Steering Group of the Spartanburg Hispanic Alliance – Alianza Hispana network. She was born in Ecuador and her family moved to Kenya when she was a child. She and her husband from South Dakota now call Spartanburg home.