As State Voices’ Digital Training Manager, Valerie (she/her) oversees the training and rollout of new digital organizing tools and strategies for the State Voices network in 2020, with an emphasis on providing support to state tables and partners.
Valerie is an activist and grassroots organizer from New York who knows the power of accessible tools and support to create change firsthand. As the founder and leader of The Validation Project, Valerie has provided social change programming, career field trips, and post-secondary resources for K-12 students around the world for the past seven years. She also created the Trailblazers Program, which serves as the official college preparatory program at William Allen High School in Allentown, PA to ensure students receive sustainable support for their educational journeys.
Valerie holds a B.A in Education Advocacy and a minor in Spanish from Muhlenberg College. In her free time, she loves to play with her nephew, bake, and experiment with different art mediums.