Brianna Valenzuela

Graduate Academic Advisor
Office of Advising

Brianna (she/her pronouns) is a graduate of the Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling (CPBP) Master’s Program. She serves as the Graduate Academic Advisor for the CPBP program and works closely in supporting students on their Naropa journey. Brianna has worked within the mental health profession as a school-based mental health therapist and a clinician working with serious mental illness prior to stepping into this role. Brianna is passionate about multi-cultural and trauma intersections. She thoroughly loves the work of being a therapist and the education she received through Naropa to guide her through this challenging work and finding a way to allow her heart to lead. This ultimately led her back to the Naropa community and the joyous seat as the Graduate Academic Advisor for the CPBP program. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys camping, yoga, communing with nature, cuddling with her black cat, getting lost in a book and savoring this life with the company of family and friends.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.