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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Christian Valdez

Valdez.Christian.NLCSV.Headshot2016.jpgChristian Valdez was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the California at the age of 4. Raised in Redwood City, he attended public schools through the 7th grade and went on to graduate from Sacred Heart Preparatory in 2009. He then attended the University of California Los Angeles where he earned a BA in Linguistics & Philosophy and a BA in Chicana/o studies with a concentration in law, labor, and policy studies. 

During his time at UCLA, Christian was involved in Camp Kesem, UCLA Mentorship, and IDEAS where his direct service to immigrant communities commenced. Christian is currently a regional program coordinator at Building Skills Partnership, a statewide nonprofit that aims to meet labor-management needs through in-depth programming around workforce development, immigrant integration, and community advancement. As a coordinator, he is responsible for programs oversight, evaluation, and development strategies in the region. Christian’s immigrant background and passion for language continues to drive his commitment and dedication to immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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