Valerie Jimenez is KDI's Communications and Development Coordinator. She is experienced in event planning, grant writing, fundraising, and donor relations. Trained as a cultural historian, Valerie has a keen interest in understanding how marginalized communities have used memory as a form of cultural resistance, and how they have used culture as a way to claim rights and a sense of belonging in the absense of traditional access to power. In her spare time, she works on completing her doctoral dissertation and plays roller derby. She is an avid dog lover and record collector.

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