Associate Director of Operations
Angie Valencia is the Associate Director of Operations at the Global Resilience Institute. In this role, she manages the external outreach and strategies that support international engagement, collaboration and communications of GRI resilience projects and programs. This includes the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) program and the Distinguished Senior program. Angie provides oversight of the GRI marketing program design & execution, GRRN Resilience Lecture series events, and works with a talented group of next generation leaders (Graduate and Undergraduate students) that she mentors to support those efforts.
Angie has previously worked at C-space, a global customer research collaboration agency where she helped client services teams in project management, supported work with international brands, such as Kimberly Clark, to drive consumer insights in Spanish and English via online communities and also helped to support offline consumer projects. Prior to this, Angie worked for a luxury distributor in Miami, Florida that helps to build the presence of luxury brands in Latin America and the Caribbean through innovative marketing and retailer support. Angie has over 15 years of experience in project/program management, market research, and business development support/lead for industry, non-profit and academia. A native Spanish speaker from Colombia, Valencia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Connecticut College in New London, CT with a minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.