Born and raised in California’s Central Coast, Rosalina Valdez is a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural Behavioral Health Provider. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the City University of New York – Hunter College and her Master of Social Work degree from California State University – Monterey Bay. She has several years’ experience in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention work and has trained individuals in ASIST, SafeTALK, and Mental Health First Aid. Her interests include public policy reform, mental health advocacy, racial equity, and suicide prevention and awareness. Rosalina was also one of the founding members of this organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion project and helped formed the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) team. When not working, Rosalina enjoys watching sports, cartoons, movies, reading, increasing her pop culture knowledge, and spending time with her loved ones and pets. Rosalina is proud to work for an organization that is doing such amazing and vital work for the community.