Aleks' Open Road


    Team Tabula Rasa


Executive Director
Loco Bloco

“Do what you gotta do so that when you get to do what you wanna do, you are able to.”


Music Non-Profit Organizations


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Teaching / Mentoring


  • Was initiated into a gang at a young age; got involved with alcohol and drugs.
  • Dropped out of middle school; felt dissociated from the European culture she was being taught.
  • Her sisters convinced her to start taking classes at Loco Bloco, where she studied cooking, drums and theater.
  • Got so caught up having fun and learning at these workshops, she stopped drinking, got off the streets.
  • Loco Bloco inspired her to work hard and save her money so she could travel and learn more.
  • Recognized the profound influence her mentors had on her; knew that she wanted to pay it forward.
  • Was appointed executive director of Loco Bloco at the young age of 25.
  • Has one regret, which is not finishing school; always pushing the value of an education to her mentees.

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