Ms. Valerie Gomez, LMSW
Ms. Valerie Gomez has a social work background in education. She started her career teaching English abroad and held several positions within education that addressed the non-academic challenges that impacted classroom achievement. She managed school and community grants that promoted and facilitated success by identifying the holistic needs of children and their families in a school (K-12) setting.
She is committed to serving populations who may not have a voice or the ability to advocate for oneself. She has trained adults and organizations in the area of program operations, grant writing and programming, Special Education compliance, strategic planning, and salary negotiation for young and emerging professionals.
Ms. Gomez-Peguero is currently a Field Advisor who places students during their social work field practicum and teaches the field seminar course at Texas State University. She is a member of the Filipino Young Professionals of Austin, the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin, and the American Association of University Women; she volunteers with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Travis County Juvenile Probation. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree from Texas State University.