Raised in Asheville by a multi-cultural family, Valentina is well equipped to help connect Beacon Residents with volunteer and employment opportunities. She is highly integrated in the WNC community and loves to share her passion for creating positive culture with everyone she meets. She graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Literature from UNC-Asheville in 2015, after studying at Guilford College and the University of Arizona. She has worked with students of theatre, creative writing, and speech development and brings a wide lens and scope of knowledge to her work.