Agustin Orozco is Associate Dean of Student Services and Special Programs at Cuyamaca College in San Diego County. He has an extensive history as a counselor, educator, and mentor. Agustin joined THOTM to talk about his work helping students from marginalized backgrounds succeed in higher education. However, Agustin’s story is much deeper than his work. He shared his plight as a gay Mexican-American male, coping with grief, and fatherhood.
Rachael Parsons Svendsen is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clarita, CA. She specializes in trauma informed care and has specific training in foster care and adoption related issues. We talked about the benefits of attachment therapy, her work with foster youth and families navigating the adoption process. Rachael also shared her inspiration for becoming a therapist and self-care practices that keep her grounded.
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Marquise Anderson is an artist, historian and high school teacher for LAUSD. He talked an early teaching job led to his passion for art, the healing power of art, and using his creativity to engage youth in the classroom. Marquise also shares his family history and experiences that inspire his work, and his new project APSAW.