Valeria joined Jones in January 2022. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from IEST Anáhuac. She has had the opportunity to work on various project types (residential, mixed-use, transit, planning, and research) in different design phases in Mexico and Canada. After completing a summer research internship in 2017 at the University of Manitoba’s Department of City Planning, she received an invitation to pursue graduate studies in Canada in 2019. Her graduate experience at UW has strengthened her view of the built and natural environment and reaffirmed the importance of strategic design aspects, as well as an integrative and multidisciplinary analysis and collaboration, to create better homes, buildings, places, and communities that are exceptional, creative, and resilient.