Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Valentina is a multimedia and multiplatform journalist from Venezuela, proficient in both long-form and 140-character pieces. She has eight years of work experience in Venezuela, covering national, international and arts and culture information for different media outlets and different platforms. She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia and was a fellow of the International Reporting Program. Through that program, she traveled to Jordan in 2014 to cover stories related to the mental health of Syrian refugees. The main story from that journey was published by The New York Times. Valentina also writes stories about Vancouver.