Blanca Cisneros

  • Community Outreach Specialist


Blanca Cisneros (she/her/ella) is a Community Outreach Specialist with the Knight Cancer Institute. She provides technical assistance to community organizations, supports the Community Partnership Program (CPP) grantee conference and leads outreach and engagement efforts throughout the state for CPP. Blanca works closely with the Knight Scientific Research Advocates to ensure research at OHSU reflects the needs and interests of the cancer community.

Blanca is a dedicated community health worker (CHW) in helping her community gain equitable resources. Prior to starting at the Knight Cancer Institute she provided CHW training and Continue Education Units (CEUs) throughout the state. She has conducted after-school facilitation in the education system in promoting mental and sexual well-being. Blanca supported Latinx youth and their families through academic, high school graduation, and college and career readiness.

She has a passion for helping warriors battling cancer, she wants them to feel loved and heard throughout their treatment and healing process. She is a board member of Fighting Pretty, committee member of Susan G. Komen and serves ScreenWise as an advisory board member. Throughout her volunteerism she provides direction and support between health systems, challenges, barriers and how to best serve the needs of underrepresented communities in the region. Blanca received her undergraduate degree (B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing) from Oregon State University.



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