Valeria joins the KEF after three years as an Administrator with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in New York, where she assisted Senior Staff members within the R&D Executive Office. Prior to that, she spent 4 years with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) as a member of the Development department. More specifically, Valeria worked within the Major Gifts unit, where she cultivated high-net worth individuals, assisted in the planning of donor and public education events and took the lead role in the execution of the Planned Giving Program. Valeria holds an MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University. She recently completed a Masters of Public Administration at Baruch College.