By Donna Purchase
Meet Bianca Kersellius, a SWNA scholarship recipient. She graduated from Benjamin Banneker Academic HS in DC and then Penn State.
Bianca returned to DC after graduation to reunite with family and friends. She also knew that DC was a great way to jump start her career as a professional event planner.
Well…this is where we got lucky! Over the years, Bianca made friends with Vyllorya Evans who introduced her to SWNA and the scholarship program. In college, she had a part-time job to help with expenses but says her SWNA scholarship relieved a lot of pressure.
Today, while in the process of launching her own event planning business, Bianca is in charge of event planning for SWNA. In addition to planning the monthly community meetings, she is working with the SW Strong Task Force planning this fall’s “Weather the Storm” festival, hosted by the Environmental Task Force. You’ll be hearing more about that in the coming months.
Bianca was born in Lynchburg, VA. Her grand and great-grandparents lived in DC and her family moved back to DC when she was an infant. She says that she is a dedicated Washingtonian and loves the city’s energy. She loves wine tasting, traveling, and experiencing multi-cultural foods. But, her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends.