Alex Piedras, Director of Multicultural and Community Outreach at Grand View, recently served as a panelist for "Lifting the Veil – Young Adults in Limbo." The event was presented by dsm Magazine.
Young adults in their late teens and twenties have found their lives deeply disrupted during the past year. Interruptions in college, difficulties finding work post-graduation, and working remotely have created unique challenges for this group. Young adults, their parents, employers and providers benefited from this session’s frank conversation about recognizing and treating the mental health issues these young adults are facing.
Alex has been at Grand View University since 2005. He has 25 years of experience working in the Des Moines community for different non-profits, and he is dedicated to issues of equity and inclusion. Alex is also a part-time mental health counselor at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter’s Hope Hall and currently serves on several boards and community organizations in Central Iowa.