Mariana Velazquez

Youth Housing Case Manager

Pronouns: she/her

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Mariana is a Housing Case Manager at Roman’s House Extended Transitional Housing Program. Prior to coming to SMYAL, Mariana worked with youth survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Arlington,VA. She also worked providing education to youth about healthy relationships and healthy sexuality through a gender equity lens.

Originally from Mexico, she’s been a DMV area transplant for 6 years. Mariana got her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. She is passionate about integrating mental health and LGBTQ issues and finding creative ways to reach underserved populations.

When she is not at SMYAL Mariana spends her time reading, researching astrology, exploring new places around DC, and attempting to learn how to roller skate.