I’m Laura Guadalupe Tiburcio-Santos (She/Her/Ella). I was born in Mexico and have lived in Utah since 2015. I like traveling and practicing mindfulness meditation, and reading literature. I love making piñatas, something my mom does for a living in Mexico, because it connects me with my culture, as well as putting an altar on the Day of the Day to honor my loved ones who have died. I hold a master’s in social work with a focus on global social work and also have a minor in sociology. In addition, I’m a CSW (therapist). I came to LBHS in 2020 while I was doing my bachelor’s degree, and after completing my internship, I stayed as a volunteer. I was part of the outreach program and the crisis line at the beginning of the pandemic. I also have been a technical assistant for the online NAMI classes in Fall 2020. In 2021 I was certified as a Peer Support Specialist and continued helping the organization with these two roles (CPSS and NAMI technical assistant) until I completed my internship to obtain my master’s degree. I’m now working as a CPSS, CSW, and NAMI technical assistant. I’m a feminist and like empowering women to be the best version of themselves. I consider myself a spiritual person who honors and respects everyone’s spirituality/religion and like learning from others’ spiritual practices that are meaningful and nourishing. I identify as “brown and proud,” something I learned from one of my clients. So I took this phrase from them to describe myself as this client showed me how to be proud of my heritage. I’m interested in topics such as immigration rights, women’s rights, universal healthcare, racial equality, intercultural living, and LGBTQ+ rights.
Laura Tiburcio-Santos, Salt Lake City & Ogden
by etadmin | Jan 27, 2023