what people say 

“[Valencia] was an invaluable resource who unsparingly delivered process improvements that will help [our] non-profit in the years to come. We greatly believe in Valencia's desire and capacity to create excellence in her projects. It was a pleasure to work with this smart, bright, and caring young woman."


Donnetta Johnson, September 2020

President of Hillsborough Music Festival

President of My Son, Your Daughter, Jonah Johnson Youth Scholarship Fund

“Telling someone she is a good person to disagree with does not sound like a compliment at first, but I learned so much from Valencia about myself, mainly because of her at times brutal honesty, that I can say meeting her definitively changed me, my actions, and my perception of many things."


Stefan Wiebe, April 2017

Couchsurfing Friend and Travel Buddy, London

"...working with Valencia has always been a pleasure due to her strong working ethics and the energy and professionalism she brings to the rehearsal room and stage."

Robert Jenkin, November 2015

Managing Director of Wildfire Entertainment, Singapore

"[Valencia] drew an ambigram that I had been unable to recreate online (and we never talked about it). It's one of the coolest drawings I've been given and she left a sweet note."

Tony Garcia, July 2015

Couchsurfing Host, Portland

"During [Valencia's] internship, she has exhibited strong leadership when a task was given to her...her resilience and determination to accomplish a task is remarkable."

Grace Wong, November 2015

Lead Costume Designer at Awesome Costumes, Singapore

"Valencia is really special, not at all your ordinary couchsurfer, never mind average person...she will turn on a few lamps in your head.

Guglielmo Parasporo, March 2019

Couchsurfing Friend, Sicily

"Valencia was an incredible workawayer who prepared wonderful illustrations for the animation we have been working on, plus she also shared with all of us her laughter, smiles, insights and sharp mind."

Marc Torra, May 2016

Workaway Host, Australia

"...[Valencia] can talk about the most mundane topic one second and then suddenly make you question your value and belief systems the next which I found extremely refreshing! ...thank you for reminding me that though some encounters may be ephemeral, they don't have to be empty."

Talisa London, March 2017

Couchsurfing Friend, London

"Valencia was an amazing guest, and provided a more special experience than nearly all of the 100s of people we hosted. She has an amazing spirit and connection to the world around her." 

Sam Williams, January 2020

Couchsurfing Host, San Francisco