Adolfo Velasquez was born and raised in San Francisco, in the Mission District and Noe Valley, where he currently lives. He values everything that San Francisco has to offer. He attended St. Paul’s Elementary School, Riordan High School, Heald Institute of Technology, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and San Francisco State University (SF State.) Adolfo worked at CCSF and SF State 17+ years as an Academic Counselor. Though he retired from CCSF and SF State in 2021, he remains active in Academia. Upon retirement he earned a degree in A.S. degree in Critical Middles Eastern Studies. He’s currently teaching in the Master’s in Counseling program at SF State, along with supervising three interns in the Career Leadership & Development (CLD) and Graduate Studies. This semester, Fall 2023, he was one of four faculty members at CCSF that contributed to the submission and approval of the Introduction to Native American Studies course, it’s first offering for students will be Fall 2024.
Last year, 2022, Adolfo jumped into the elections after watching classified and faculty members of CCSF get laid-off and classes cut, an action approved by the then CCSF Board of Trustees. Though he wasn’t successful in becoming a trustee in 2022, he will be running again in 2024.