Chelsea Jimenez is the Skagit County Expansion Program Manager for Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit. She is proud to be leading this youth-development programming in Skagit County, because it is where she grew up and went to school. She loves engaging the community in advocating for students and families, and promoting programs and activities which connect students to each other and to their school, empowering them as active learners and compassionate leaders. She is eager to build partnerships with individuals and businesses who believe youth development, family engagement, and educational equity are how we help our community thrive.

Chelsea has been with the CIS of Whatcom-Skagit for seven years. Before she started fundraising for the organization, she served students and families of North Bellingham as a Site Coordinator at both Shuksan Middle School and Alderwood Elementary School. In her free time, Chelsea loves walking her dogs at Boulevard Park, cooking Italian food for her family, listening audiobooks and podcasts, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.