Daisy Cardenas

Daisy Cardenas works as a bilingual mental health clinician and is a recent graduate of the counseling psychology master’s program at the University of San Francisco. In addition, Daisy serves as Program Coordinator for Santa Rosa Junior College’s Health Occupation Preparation Education (HOPE) program, which provides support to first-generation, low-income students pursuing careers in healthcare. Daisy is a first-generation student herself and comes from a Spanish-speaking immigrant family. She is a recipient of the Healthcare Foundation’s Mental Health Talent Pipeline scholarship, established to increase the number of bilingual, bicultural mental health professionals in northern Sonoma County. Daisy has worked with many local community-based agencies, including Side by Side, Latino Service Providers, Latino Health Forum, and Mi Futuro; and she is currently a mentor in the DALE program, where she works with high school students from Healdsburg who are focusing on immigration justice issues.