Welcome

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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.  You can find out more about me in my bio below.  And you can see some of my work on Elena of Avalor, Puppy Dog Pals, and Vampirina, which air on Disney Channel.

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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 freelance for VampirinaPuppy Dog Pals, and Polly Pocket; was a staff writer on Elena of Avalor; 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 fantasy dramedy.

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.

“Wolf Boy”

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“Wolf Boy” is a freelance episode that I wrote for season two of Vampirina. It’s about Fangbert or “Fang,” a half-wolf, half-human boy, who doesn’t completely fit in with the monsters back home in Transylvania, so he comes to the Scare B&B to find “his pack.”

Fang Meets Vee & Co.

First aired August 9, 2019.

As a mixed kid, who knows what it’s like to not fit in, I was so glad that I got to tell this story. And like Fang, I know how exhilarating it is when you finally find your pack.

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Full Moon Pack.

If you want to check out this episode, you can watch it on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, iTunes or Amazon Video.

Captain Chiloya

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My Elena of Avalor episode, “Party of a Lifetime,” introduces the world to Captain Chiloya, the fun-loving captain of the Alegria.

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Portrait of Captain Chiloya and the Alegria crew, commemorating the ship’s launch.

The design for Captain Chiloya was loosely based on one of my brothers.  (And no, my brother doesn’t speak with a Jamaican accent.)  😉

You can meet Captain Chiloya and the rest of the Alegria’s enchanting crew by watching “Party of a Lifetime” on Amazon Video or iTunes!

“Party of a Lifetime”

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Elena and her best friends go on a high seas adventure in my final episode of Elena of Avalor, “Party of a Lifetime.”  (Fun fact: the story for this episode was based on the Chilote myth of the Caleuche ghost ship.)

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First aired August 25, 2017.

If you missed the episode when it aired, you can watch it on Amazon Video or buy it on iTunes!

Amara and Quique

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My Elena of Avalor episode “Crystal in the Rough” introduces Amara, a character who is based on (and named after) my niece!  (But her hair is similar to the puffs I sometimes wear.)

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Quique and Amara

Amara’s friend (and Big Man on the Playground), Quique, is named after–but not based on–someone else I know.  Real-life Enrique (“Quique” is his nickname) is a really nice guy.  🙂

You can meet Amara and Quique by watching “Crystal in the Rough” on Disney Channel, Amazon Video or iTunes.

“Crystal in the Rough”

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Princess Isabel fans looking to learn more about her and see some of her adventures at her new school, check out my latest episode of Elena of Avalor, “Crystal in the Rough”!

 

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First aired March 11, 2017.

If you missed the episode when it aired, you can watch it on Amazon Video or buy it on iTunes!