The November episode of Ladies Knight features Carla Heredia Serrano, a Women’s Grandmaster from Ecuador, who now lives in California. A member of the Ecuadorian Olympic team, Carla recently graduated from Texas Tech with a Masters in Sports Management and a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Now Carla works with the Berkeley Chess School on many projects including the organization and marketing of the Summer IM norm tournament, a women’s event designed to offer IM norms. IM Annie Wang tied for first with GM Irina Krush, with Irina taking down the title in a playoff. Find articles on the event from Carla, with Frisco Del Rosario, as well as a story by GM Krush herself. Carla is also teaching for the BCS in a Title I school in the Bay area, as part of one of 11 grants that are part of the partnership between US Chess and the Saint Louis Chess Club.
US Chess Sales has also recently unveiled a suite of new US Chess Women themed merchandise, which helps support US Chess Women.