Valerie is a social impact strategist, writer and consultant specializing in change-related communications–especially in the areas of environmental protection, health, public affairs, and diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
She has spent her career breaking down complex environmental issues into fun, profound campaigns that take creative risks and get results. Valerie co-founded the agency EnviroMedia in 1997, leading as CEO for 22. She is a board member and past chair of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of Austin Habitat for Humanity. In 2021, she co-founded an environmental nonprofit organization named WasteLessWednesday.
Valerie received a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations from UT Austin.