Claudia Valdez graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering loving work in computer aided design and project management in particular. While at ASU, Claudia worked as a Community Assistant for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and The Barrett Honors Colleges for two years, as well as studied abroad in in China. College developed her interests ranging from interior design to computer animation to ballroom dancing and instilled a solid case of wanderlust. Since then Claudia has kept busy with a variety of projects, most recently focusing on her freelance photography and tutoring. She is currently looking to get her mental gears back in working order though engineering employment but detoured for a wonderful summer at NYSC.