Social Venture Development
Valentina has lived and worked in Colombia, Canada, France, and Argentina. She holds a Master’s of Global Affairs (MGA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Urban Matters, she worked in Bogota, Colombia as a Social Business Consultant with Yunus Social Business and as a Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator with Industrial Consulting Group. Valentina also interned with the Canadian Embassy in Argentina and worked on projects with Accenture Foundation in France and with Grand Challenges Canada.
She brings her expertise in impact investing, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship as well as her range of international experience to the Urban Matters team. Her work with Urban Matters focuses primarily on research, analysis, strategic planning, and market development. In her spare time, you can find Valentina practicing yoga and meditation, practicing French, travelling, dancing, and learning about different cultures.