Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and raised in Metro Detroit, Valeriya graduated in 2017 from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Environmental Justice and Activism. Radicalized by impending ecosystem collapse, Valeriya dove into the University of Michigan’s fossil fuel divestment movement and entered local organizing through Semester in Detroit. Valeriya is a member of the Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective and is passionate about cooperatives, vegetable gardening and fermentation, and gathering people for embodied Jewish rituals such as Shabbat Dinner Murder Mysteries.
Updated October 2019
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