Valerie is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about sustainable development and enjoys exploring the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability. In particular, she became interested in impact investing and social finance ever since she was introduced to the concepts of ESG (environmental, social and governance) and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) investing, during her first internship at an investment management firm in Hong Kong. She is currently the SDG Coordinator of the University of Toronto, and founded the SDG Student Hub with a group of peers, as part of the student program by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for Youth. Previously, she was a student analyst at Good & Well, a boutique impact investing firm in Toronto. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, travelling and discovering coffee shops. She is very excited to be part of the Analyst Program at SIA, to further hone the skills needed in the social impact space.