Ms. Aldaba-Valera is a first generation college graduate where she attained her BS in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Communication Studies and a MA in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Aldaba-Valera has worked in the non-for-profit sector focusing on Macro level Social Work. With children and youth being the center of importance in the work of Ms. Aldaba-Valera, her passion is to help youth achieve skills in life in order to reach their highest potential to be successful. Ms. Aldaba-Valera also works with high school students through the Latin@ Youth Leadership Conference. She currently serves as a commissioner with the State of Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission and sits on the executive board of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumni Association.