Valeria is a designer and educator creating visual tools and curricula that translate complicated things for laypeople. She has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of education, design, and community engagement. She specializes in demystifying policy, authentic engagement strategies, collaboration, experiential education, and working with immigrant communities (particularly Spanish-speaking ones).
Valeria has collaborated on visual "explainers", curricula, community engagement strategies, and public artworks with grassroots organizations, government agencies, and cultural institutions including the Queens Museum, National Parks Service, Immigrant Defense Project, Participatory Budgeting Project, Detroit Community Technology Project, The Advocacy Institute, Youth Represent, Debt Collective, Resilience Advocacy Project, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, Teachers Unite, and Detroit Future Schools.
Awards include the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award for Institutional Achievement, National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, Core77 Design Award, and the National Parks Now Competition. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Creative Time Summit, the Museum of Capitalism, CAT Cologne, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
Valeria is the former Deputy Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), where over the course of eight years, she created popular education tools and developed curricula to help public high school students change the way they saw their own neighborhoods. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media.
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