Carmen Cruz Blanca
Arriving from Jaen in cosmopolitan Marbella, Carmen felt her origins more strongly than most people who come here to work but once in the bright city and amongst its diverse people, she decided to stay.
With a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Granada in 1989 she started work in Jaen as a technician in the Jaen Town Hall Town Planning and Environment Council. Carmen continued her career as a technician and teacher of gardening and the environment in the Jaen Escuela Taller and other similar schools in Jaen for another four years. In 1996 she began as a biology and geology secondary school teacher in the Ministry of Education and has continued teaching in that position in the Victoria Kent Institute in Marbella where she is today. She also belongs to the School Council in the Institute and within the Council for the third consecutive year simultaneously, co-ordinates the ALDEA programme for the educational community.
Carmen’s interest in the environment has led her to collaborate with different institutions and associations of residents such as Marbella for its Trees or Marbella Activa. She loves animals and trees. Her ideal city would function in green mode. According to Carmen sustainability and ecology are priorities and they should be part of all municipal policies.