Azucena Bravo Perry is a bilingual school psychologist for Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) with four years of experience. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies at Northern Arizona University in 2009. She attended New Mexico State University for Graduate School where she received her Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in School Psychology in August of 2014. She has worked in multiple schools in Las Cruces, NM, El Paso, TX, and in Tucson, AZ.
Prior to earning her graduate education, Azucena had worked in community mental health agencies as a case manager and HIV prevention specialist for two years. She began her interest in working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities as an undergraduate when she was part of a behavior clinic at Northern Arizona University, serving the Autism population. She was also a part of research projects and publications under both Applied Behavior Analysis and Social Emotional Learning among the Latino Population.
Azucena not only serves children in the special education department at her district, but she is also a mentor for young Latina youth in the community. She is excited and honored to be part of the LEND program where she hopes to learn new leadership and advocacy skills. She is especially interested in reducing the health disparity for Hispanic and Latino families with children with disabilities.