Born and raised in beautiful Tempe, Arizona, she holds most of a degree from Arizona State University. She moved to Los Angeles to work at MaxFun and still isn’t completely sure this is actually happening.
Here are some things about Valerie: She used to be a photojournalist and has worked in places like Puerto Rico, Congress and the U.S.-Mexico border. She plays a few instruments, and her Spotify Wrapped said she was in the top 0.005% of Carly Rae Jepsen listeners in 2020. (Is she… you know? Yes she is.) She once completed a playthrough of Pokémon X without ever losing a single battle. She’s fascinated with the development of internet culture and the ways people are funny online.
Most importantly, Valerie is very cool and nice and easy to get along with.
Photo credit: Meg Potter
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