Valerie was born in the Philippines, but was raised in San Diego, California where she attended San Diego State University and earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Prior to joining High Tech High, she worked at San Diego Community College District in the budget department. She’s excited to start her role as Staff Accountant II and be part of a great team! She enjoys traveling and hopes to travel more when it is safe to do so. Valerie also enjoys going to drive-in movie theatres, playing video games, and spending time with her dog.