Champagne Valencia graduated from Casa Loma College in Los Angeles and is a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Though she is experienced in caring for a range of patients from school nursing and holistic medicine to residential treatment, she is drawn to the energy and creativity of adolescents and their unique healthcare needs. Champagne believes that listening is key to developing effective communication with teens, particularly youth who are impacted by the emotional and physical demands of health issues, family issues, and trauma. As a mother, she is able to empathize with both youth and parents. Champagne strives for quality care, communication, and when possible, fun in each interaction she has with the youth in her care.