Ms. Blanks was appointed by the court as its Clerk in September 1998, after serving as Chief Deputy Clerk for 10 years. She served as a Judicial Assistant to Chief Judge Alan R. Schwartz from 1984 to 1988 and as a Deputy Clerk from 1982 to 1984.
She received her degree in the Legal Assistant Program from Miami Dade Community College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Public Administration.
She served as a member of the Supreme Court Commission on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability from 2002 to 2016, and the Florida Courts Technology Commission from 2007 to 2017. She has also served as a member of the Electronic Filing Committee from 2006 to 2007 and the Supreme Court Judicial Branch Records Management Workgroup from 2004 to 2005.