Valerie was born in San Diego, but moved back to California two years ago. She lives in Berkeley in the East Bay. As a child, she lived in Brazil until she was six, then moved around the U.S. ever since. She grew up speaking Portuguese with her mom and English with her dad. She attended high school in Texas and received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Florida. Her hobbies include spending time with nature, learning traditional ecological knowledge, and connecting with others.
Growing up, she spent every summer in Brazil with her family, where she first saw the detrimental effects of inequality. She is very passionate about social justice, which is why she is so excited to work at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, where she can towards an equal and safe future for all people.