Belinda serves as an Outreach Manager for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Austin, Texas office where she focuses her efforts on presenting NCMEC’s NetSmartz curriculum and implementing NCMEC’s Community Education Partner Program. Belinda is passionate about bringing communities together to recognize, address, and prevent internet safety issues affecting children such as online exploitation and solicitation. She brings over 20 years of experience to NCMEC, including her work with the Texas Attorney General’s Office Law Enforcement Division and the Council on At-Risk Youth. She received a B.A. in government and Mexican-American studies as well as a certificate in project management from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in the Texas Governor’s Office and is currently studying toward a master’s degree in public affairs at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley. Belinda is an avid reader, and enjoys fishing and barbecuing with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.