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Living alongside the United States-Mexico border has given Valeria the opportunity to identify the needs for sustainable architecture in low-income communities. She is particularly interested in projects where community members are empowered to actively participate in the design of their own spaces, acknowledging and embracing their traditions and cultural richness. Valeria highly values mentorship, team-work, and community-based research as key elements in her ongoing development as a Landscape Architect.
In her free time Valeria enjoys designing and sewing clothes to further express her creativity.
As a recent college graduate, Valeria has diverse software skills that she learned and practiced in her undergraduate program. She also has experience managing construction crews, conducted construction site inspections and was responsible for delivery of project equipment and materials. Valeria is also a Licensed TX Irrigator.
Throughout her undergraduate program, Valeria participated in two academic exchange programs, at University of Guanajuato in Mexico and in Colombia. Valeria had the honor of presenting two of her projects in national architecture conferences in Mexico about the development of specific zones and public spaces in Ciudad Juarez and the transformation and configuration of public spaces in Mexican cities in the 21st century, in Veracruz Mexico.