Helping Children and Families Navigate Life

Dulce Valdez


About Me:

Dulce was a curious kid and has kept that sense of adventure and possibility as an adult. She grew up in Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mexico and moved with her mom and her sister to Nebraska just before 8th grade. Yes, she still misses the beach and warm weather! 

Dulce attended UNK and earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in psychology. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from UNO and has worked for Medicaid, Richard Young Hospital, Americorps-RISE Program, Nebraska VR, Kearney Public Schools, and ESU 9. In every role, Dulce found meaning and purpose, serving vulnerable populations and advocating for those who most need support. 

Dulce pursued a career in foster care and family services because she wanted to make a positive difference for children and families who may be struggling to find the help they need. She is especially concerned for the needs of non-English speakers and strives to make sure that they have equal access to critical services and resources.

Dulce and her husband, Alan, are parents to Aldo, Raphael, Joseph, Alexander, Amelie and Andre. Dulce enjoys traveling, trying the local foods, dancing and taking road trips with her husband. Her future goals are learning to refinish furniture and cook fancy meals!