District: Arizona Board of Regents
School: Northern Arizona University-Yuma
Subject: Adjunct Professor in Social Work
About: Valenzuela teaches undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program at NAU-Yuma, including Crisis Intervention, Policy Practice Skills, Spanish for Social Workers, and Social Work Research Methods. Born and raised in south Yuma County, he has worked in the social service sector for over ten years within the medical health, governmental, and non-profit sectors. He is currently the Director of Social Services at the San Luis Walk-in Clinic under the Regional Center for Border Health. He was the first social worker to be employed by that agency. In this position, he supervises the Family Care Coordinators and social workers. He received his Bachelor’s of Social Work from NAU and graduated Summa Cum Laude in his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.