Valentina was born in Colombia and moved to the US with her family in 2004. They arrived as refugees and relied on the love and support of their community to navigate their new lives. Valentina values the commitment her community had in helping her family and hopes to one day provide the same for other families like hers. She is currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in psychology and neuroscience. After graduation she plans to work with children to offer the same support that she received as a child.  She is excited to be working with Citizens Project, learning how to advocate for her community to become more inclusive and unified.