"The social work profession captures my heart and my passion for helping enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and communities. I believe that the beauty of social work lies in the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people in a vast number of settings. As social change agents, social workers make a difference by influencing actions that promote strengthening the lives of others. I find joy in my role as a professional that helps bring healing to those hurting in our communities. It is a privilege for me to walk alongside hurting individuals in their journey through their healing process."
MSW, Baylor University
BSW, Baylor University
Flor Avellaneda joined the Baylor School of Social Work as a Lecturer in 2012. Prior to coming to Baylor, Flor was Executive Director of Avance, a nationally recognized organization considered to be a pioneer in the field of parent education, early childhood development, brain development, literacy and school readiness.