Valencia is President of the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., a nonprofit organization that embraces the public heath nature of substance abuse. The organization supports the community and families through its Empowering Future Leaders scholarship program and Real Talk radio show on 99.1 FM with Dr. Alvin and Friends. Aside from that, she has completed projects for the Baltimore Public School System, National Science Foundation, National Congress of Black Women and the National Council of Negro Women. She has taught sociology courses at Howard University and Bowie State University. She has served as a reviewer for various grant programs for the National Science Association. She received her B.A. degree from Virginia State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Howard University.

Awards and Recognition

  • U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, 2015 Outstanding Community Partner Award from Bowie State University.
  • Her many awards include: citations from the Maryland General Assembly for the Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship program, Governor’s Citation for Work on the Improvement of the Status of Women, Woman of the Year for Southern Prince George’s Business and Professional Women, WHUR Hometown Hero Award, 9to5 National Association of Working Women Awards and a Presidential Appointment to the United Service Organization World Board of Governors from 2006-2008. Valencia holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degree from Howard.