Valeria joined Blagrave as Head of Operations in June 2023 and leads on HR, safeguarding and general operations, with a focus on putting processes and systems in place to support Blagrave in achieving its mission.

Originally from Brazil, Valeria has had a varied career spanning three continents in areas ranging from video production to innovation consultancy, but for the past 10 years her focus has been on operational and HR roles in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in organisations that work with children and young people.

Valeria is passionate about supporting young people to use their voices to influence and bring lasting change on issues that matter to them.