Minerva Sarellano is married with 3 children ages 2, 3, and 16. She is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, and immigrated to the Eastside of San Jose when she was 5 years old. She graduated from San Jose State with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent development and is a member of Sigma Alpha Zeta. Minerva works for FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. In her role as Director of Community Learning, she gets to coach and support a team on capacity building and transfer of learning. Minerva has been in the nonprofit world for over 15 years and has held roles that provided direct services to oversee county-wide initiatives that promoted early education and family support.