I’m a martial artist, geek, and Princeton alumna, who always dreamt of becoming a writer, but got sidetracked by living abroad in Asia and a career as a lawyer. And you can find out more about me in my bio below.
Born in New York City to Black and Latinx parents, Ms. Valle’s first endeavor into writing was an untitled project from elementary school that chronicled her adventures on the school bus. But her next foray into writing wouldn’t be until years later when Buffy went off the air and she created her own “Season Eight” (long before the comics).
In the meantime, she went to Princeton, where she competed in Taekwondo at the collegiate level–eventually placing third at collegiate nationals. After graduation, she spent three and a half years in Seoul, Korea, where she continued her Taekwondo training and earned both her third-degree black belt and a master’s in Korean Studies. Upon her return to the States, she enrolled in law school and did a semester abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Valle then graduated law school with honors and went on to work as a litigation attorney at the prestigious international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.
After realizing that the law isn’t for everyone, she resigned from her position as an attorney and enrolled in Tisch’s Summer Dramatic Writing Program. Ms. Valle knew that she made the right decision when one of her professors told her that she was “meant to do this.”
Since her summer at Tisch, she has participated in various writing workshops; placed in contests (including the Austin Film Festival and Scriptapalooza); participated in the 2010 National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program; has written for Elena of Avalor, Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, Polly Pocket, The Mighty Ones, and several shows that have yet to air; was selected for the 2018 National Hispanic Media Coalition Latino Scriptwriters Intensive; a deleted scene from her superhero dramedy was selected for the WGAW LGBTQ Scene 14; and a networking group she’s in, Black Women Who Brunch, was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment special issue.
A lifelong genre fan, Ms. Valle has written an original supernatural teen drama, an original supernatural legal dramedy, an original superhero dramedy, and is currently working on an original sci-fi drama.
Also a longtime martial artist, Ms. Valle has been a Taekwondo instructor, coach, competitor, and referee. Currently, she trains in the Israeli self-defense system, Krav Maga. Ms. Valle can speak Korean and some basic Japanese.