Blanca Alvarez Stransky
Blanca Alvarez Stransky is the superintendent of the Perry's Victory and Peace Memorial National Monument. Stransky is also working to partner with groups in the United Kingdom. She has set plans in motion to "entice and engage youth, as well as historians."
Stransky, whose 24-year career with the National Park Service includes the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, Denali National Park in Alaska and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Nebraska, wants Americans to own their history and feel excited.