Miguel Trujillo

Miguel Trujillo

PhD Student


children and youth, community organizing and community development, K-12 education, racial justice, school social work, social justice

Professional Biography

Miguel Trujillo has a BS in Sociology as well as an MSW from the University of Utah. After obtaining his MSW he spent time as an outpatient therapist for Volunteers of America, treating clients dealing with substance abuse issues. He then returned to the University of Utah for several years as a project coordinator for the Youth Empowerment Program; a project funded by the Office of Minority health focused on implementing and evaluating longitudinal programming for Latinx adolescents. Most recently, Trujillo worked as an Elementary School Social Worker for the Granite School District in Salt Lake City. These experiences have contributed to Miguel’s research interest in positive youth development, particularly the impact of the public education system on the Latinx community.


  • MSW, University of Utah

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW