Angie Valencia is the Assistant Director for External Affairs. In this role she leads the development of external relationships critical to GRI’s research and financial success. This includes current partners of the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) and other external research, industry, government, and non-government players who are leaders in resilience. In this position she also helps to support business development and funding opportunities and manages all major events for the Institute. Angie has previously worked at C-space, a market research company where she lead the logistics and project management of US based offline Consumer Insight, Innovation & Brand Strategy projects and events for accounts such as Santander and Kimberly Clark. Valencia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Connecticut College in New London, CT.