Valeria is a strategic communications professional with extensive experience in stakeholder mapping projects for clients such as the Millennium Challenge Project where she was responsible for creating the agency’s results portfolio, and served as the counterpart to communications experts in 23 countries, overseeing budgets over $10 million and executing national communications campaigns. She has more than a decade of experience developing and implementing communications and advocacy strategies across the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Valeria is also the co-founder and principal for Chaski Global, a boutique communications firm that weaves together international public policy, data and anecdotes into effective communications tools. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal Executive Institute. She has provided executive counsel to leaders in government, NGOs and corporations delivered consulting services for IBM, Citibank, the World Bank and several NGOs.
She earned a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the President and founder of the Kappa Charlottesville Alumnae Association and volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister.
Valeria is conversational in French and Portuguese, and speaks both Spanish and English at native-level fluency. She was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia, and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband.