First Tee – Silicon Valley recently elected Stacy Blasiola as a Board Ambassador and she is also serving as a Volunteer Coach at Baylands Golf Links this Spring season.
Stacy returned to the area in 2017 after completing her PhD to work at Facebook as a Senior UX Researcher at Meta Reality Labs. (She interned in the same department in 2016.) She researches end users qualitatively to see what drives decisions and has expertise in digital privacy. Prior to that Stacy was an AdHoc Instructor at UWM with focus on Privacy in the Digital Era and Media Studies & Culture and a Research Asst, Editorial Asst for Social Media + Society at UIC for 5 years. She is originally from Rockland, Illinois. She graduated with a BA in Philosophy from MSU-Bozeman, MA in Media Studies from UWM-Milwaukee, and received PhD in Communication from UIC-Chicago.
Stacy lives in Sunnyvale with her husband. They recently joined San Jose Country Club SJCC. She is also a member of the Facebook Golf Group.
She started golfing in her 20’s but really got back into it the last 2 years. Stacy was looking for an opportunity where she could give back and loves that it is also connected to her new passion — golf. She felt it was important to get a first-hand experience of our program’s mission by lending her talents as a volunteer coach.
For more background – https://www.linkedin.com/in/blasiola/
Board Ambassadors give advice, assist with projects, represent the organization in the community at events, help raise funds, and expand FTSV’s network throughout Silicon Valley and beyond. Click here to meet all our Board Members. Contact Judy Dixon if you have interest in learning more about a volunteer Board opportunity.