Anahí Valenzuela was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. Growing up a few miles away from the border has encouraged her to embrace her Mexican-American roots. It also encouraged her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. Her ultimate goal is to be able to make resources accessible to the Latino community in Tucson and decrease the language barrier. She believes that everyone has the right and can live a healthy, happy life.
Valenzuela is passionate about serving and teaching the Latino communities around the world. She has had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Mexico, and Central American to emerge herself in the different cultures and meet diverse people. As undergrad, Anahí volunteered through Global Student Embassy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.
Anahí is the Adult Promotora for the Familia Adelante Multi-Risk Prevention Program. She works with the Latino community in Apollo Middle School and its neighborhood.