Dr. Blalock has dedicated over two decades of leadership and service to higher education, non-profit and social justice advocacy across the nation. She has facilitated and developed corporate trainings for companies and schools in a variety of topics, with specializations in organizational effectiveness; leadership and team development; leading systems change; and strategic communication and partnerships. Now serving as a senior strategic consultant, Blalock specializes in first generation student success; college persistence and completion; streamlining organizational services; leadership development, strategic partnerships and workforce readiness. Blalock, herself a first-generation college graduate who grew up below the poverty level. She remains a passionate advocate for social justice; strategic development; and continuous professional development and lifelong learning.