Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Valeria got a scholarship to play tennis for Caldwell University, located in New Jersey. She decided to continue her education here in the states, and she will be graduating next year as a Psychology major and Business minor. Coming from a third world country, Valeria states how she has always been impacted by the inequality and poverty that a lot of people in her country live in. She is determined to work hard and receive the best education and training in order to be able to contribute for a change in areas such as the low quality of education, poverty issues, and social development. She is currently working with GEIG as a Social Media Communications intern, and with the Peruvian Consulate as a Development Intern. Her goal is to work for the United Nations after graduating and get more involved in her country’s political environment.