JASON C. VALDEZ
Welcome to My Site
My accomplishments negate the limitations I faced as a homeless youth. This taught me deeply about inequality and privilege- both where I have it and don't. My work's effort has been to help others where my privilege allows me to do so.
What I’ve Learned
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
August 2006- May 2011
BA- Anthropology- specializing in biological Anthropology. During my Time at HSU, I was a Teacher's Assistant for Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology and Theory, Linguistics, and graded papers for the Art and Humanities Department. Alongside other students, we started a chapter of the Primate Conservation Society. I produced art for media content and helped organize fundraisers for endangered apes. I also volunteered for a local non-profit (The Ink People Center for the Arts), and created a business plan for a start-up from within the non-profit.
What I Do
AV PRODUCTION AND EDITING
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS & PSYCHOLOGY
Click on the pinned document symbols below for more background. (From left to right- graphs highlighting behaviorally effective teaching and learning, performance reviews, and the Service Design that secured a statewide contract for every Planned Parenthood in CA with every Regional Center in CA)
September 2015- Present Day
HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST, PLANNED PARENTHOOD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Data Coordinator, Peer Education Program Coordinator, CDPH CHYA Trainer of Trainer of Trainers, Education Specialist. Multi-modal specialist working in grant reporting, education, specialized education vendor author (vendorized for the entire state- a specialized and scarce resource), presentations aligned with CA state education mandates given to peers, community professionals, college, high school, middle school and elementary school audiences. Peer Education Program Coordinator for a peer education group comprised of high school students from various high schools in Humboldt County. Served on various comitees and
October 2013 - September 2015
, TRUMPET BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
As an associate clinician, I was the intermediary between parents, team members, clients, and BCBAs. I would conduct quality assurance checks on team members against behavior plans and ABA principles. Along with BCBAs, I would conduct meetings with parents, behavioral technicians, and clients. Team leadership and organization were crucial to assure prompt report writing, graph production and clinical hypothesis for client improvement.
July 2011-October 2013
As a behavioral Technician, I would implement evidence based theory with clients to build on skills. This included early childhood intervention services for behavioral increase in everything from learning reading and comprehension skills, to mathematics, theory of mind, verbal and receptive identification skills, the mastery and generalization of communication skills utilizing technology, etc.
"I am beginning to see the design/anthropology relationship as a collaborative effort at every stage of the process, transcending the tension between research and creation. Instead, it builds on a more acute awareness of the cultural impact of designed objects, ideas and experiences to produce cultural elements consciously to suit the needs and desires of any particular community."
Alix Gerber, Parson's School of Design
2431Union Street, Eureka CA 95501