Born in New York City to Black and Latino 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); was a semifinalist for the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Disney | ABC Writing Programs; participated in the 2010 National Hispanic Media Coalition Television Writers Program; has written freelance for Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals; was a staff writer on Elena of Avalor; and was selected for the 2018 National Hispanic Media Coalition Latino Scriptwriters Intensive.
A lifelong geek, Ms. Valle has written an original supernatural teen drama, an original supernatural legal dramedy, and is currently working on an original superhero dramedy.
Also a longtime martial artist, Ms. Valle currently trains in the Israeli self-defense system, Krav Maga, and has taken up boxing. She can speak Korean and some basic Japanese.