Valerie holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Golden Gate University. She is currently serving as the California Diversity Coordinator and as a Member of the Board of Directors for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. She is excited that a carbon pricing bill that they have been lobbying for since 2010 has now been introduced in Congress. She knows the power of not only influencing people’s actions, but their attitudes as well. She sees great value in being aware of our ecological footprint in order to gain a better understanding of how our behavior impacts the world. Valerie currently resides in Sacramento.