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. She interned in the Israeli Knesset and currently works for the Tel Aviv Municipality in the Tourism department, Tel Aviv Global and Tourism. She has been living in Israel since 2014.