Anna Valiante is an innovative, compassionate and culturally humble social work fellow with a mission to destigmatize counseling and therapy within college and graduate student populations. Anna is passionate about ensuring every student has the opportunity to feel heard and supported along their journey to and through college. Anna uses a trauma informed lens to explore more avenues of advocacy and support for students confronting systemic barriers within the higher education community.
Anna graduated with her Masters in Social Work in May 2021 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her training hours were spent with a college access and success program in Aurora and a middle and high school in Denver where she developed skills in somatic therapy and trauma informed care. Before and during her master’s program, Anna worked as an advisor with College Track in Aurora. She supported first generation college students with academics, financial aid, case management, wellness and career services.
The thing you'd most like to do
Float the Grand Canyon.
Areas of interest
Social justice and advocacy, mindfulness, supporting first generation college students, mental health outreach, stress and anxiety management, somatic therapy, and trauma.