Belia Gonzalez

Chula Vista Program Assistant

Belia, a dreamer and doer with an adventurous spirit, embarked on her life’s journey in Southern California. Guided by the wisdom of her elders, she discovered a light that illuminated life’s possibilities instead of its limitations, igniting a deep desire to explore, create, and leave a meaningful impact. This spark led her to the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. There, she dedicated herself to studying Finance and Economics at the University of Washington, fueling her intellectual passions. Upon graduation, she realized her lifelong dream of diving into the fast-paced world of a bustling metropolis, starting her career in Seattle, WA. Here, she joined Avanade, a dynamic global technology consulting company and joint venture with industry titans Microsoft and Accenture. Within this dynamic environment, she mastered interdisciplinary strategy and diverse communication forms, merging her keen analytical curiosity with foresight. As Chief of Staff, she eagerly collaborated with the company’s first female CFO, championing diversity and inclusion while crafting impactful presentations for critical engagements with the Board, Executives, and media. Her persuasive storytelling, compelling data visualization, and polished communication skills showcased the CFO’s expertise, influencing stakeholders at all levels and aligning content strategically with organizational goals. Education has been the portal into living her dreams, she aspires to support students towards realizing theirs! Favorite Activities: Nature walks, writing, visual storytelling, reading, appreciation of architecture, learning, connecting, horticulture, appreciation of music, experience design.

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller