Title: Sauder S3i Graduate Fellow (2011) Valerie has recently completed her MBA at the University of British Columbia with a focus on Sustainability and Strategic Management. Valerie grew up near Vienna, Austria, where she worked in product management and marketing for a food technology company before moving to Vancouver in 2009. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. At Sauder S3i, Valerie works on developing a tourism strategy for the Gitga’at Nation in Northern BC. In line with her research interest, Valerie is also a keen traveler and is currently set on exploring the great outdoors in BC.