As Strategic Initiatives Manager for Houston, Valerie Foulkes joined the team in early 2016 to further develop and cultivate partnerships focused around tree planting and carbon markets.
Originally from Toronto, Valerie is equipped for the role with a MA in International Relations from McGill University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, which included a scholarship exchange at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. For four years, she worked in New York at Save the Children International’s United Nations office, initially as an intern then becoming an Advocacy Advisor. Upon relocating to Houston, Valerie worked as a Program Officer for YMCA International Services, managing education programs for refugees. Her diverse background in international development and advocacy pairs well with her role as Regional Rep.
Valerie and her husband reside in Toronto, Canada where they enjoy exploring new coffee shops while planning their next travel adventure. Valerie is an avid volleyball player and has recently started playing the piano again.