Valerie is an Olah Chadasha from Los Angeles, California. After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, having received a degree in International Affairs, she moved to Israel to do a Masa program, Career Israel. After working in a Business Intelligence firm, she moved on to receive her Master's Degree from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya with a degree in Conflict Studies and a Certificate in Middle Eastern Politics. Valerie currently works for the Tel Aviv Municipality in the Tourism department, Tel Aviv Global and Tourism. She has been living in Israel for nearly 6 years.