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Meena Montemayor - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Meena Montemayor Meena Montemayor

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Adjunct Lecturer focused on children, youth, and families with a background in adolescent psychiatry.


MEENA MONTEMAYOR is a licensed clinical social worker who currently works in the Foster Youth Achievement Program at the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has been working as a school social worker in various capacities for more than 16 years and is happy to return to her alma mater as an adjunct lecturer.

She has been working with families and children since graduating from USC's Master of Social Work program in 1994. Although she received her Pupil Personnel Services Credential upon graduation, she initially started her social work career with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, learning about its family reunification process. She spent her earlier years as a program specialist for the adolescent psychiatric unit at College Hospital, where she ran the adolescent treatment team meetings and spent many hours facilitating family groups to help bridge communication between family members.

She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, in applied psychology.

Education (2)

University of Southern California: M.S.W. 1994

California State University, Long Beach: B.A.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Social Work Education

Family Reunification

Adolescent Psychiatry

Children, Youth, and Families

Social Work

Industry Expertise (6)

Training and Development

Mental Health Care

Health Care - Providers

Health and Wellness

Health Care - Services