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Expatriate Lifestyle - - Meet The Expats -

Va­le­ria Mo­rales (CRI)

Va­le­ria first got a taste of in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure with in­tern­ships in Or­lando’s Walt Dis­ney World, which led her to join global stu­dent or­gan­i­sa­tion AIESEC and in­tern in an e-com­merce com­pany here. Af­ter six months, she jumped into the startup scene and never looked back.

She’s worked in a num­ber of star­tups but is cur­rently the Com­mu­nity Man­ager in Fave, one of the re­gion’s fastest-grow­ing star­tups. Her main role is to look af­ter their so­cial me­dia chan­nels and com­mu­nity build­ing.

Va­le­ria is also the founder and city leader of the KL chap­ter of So­far Sounds, which sets up small mu­sic gigs in unique venues with a secret lineup for lo­cal artists. It’s op­er­ated on a vol­un­teer ba­sis, which doesn’t leave her with much time, but she’s also re­cently picked up in­door rock climb­ing!

While the fast pace of the startup scene can be equal parts ex­cit­ing, in­spir­ing and frus­trat­ing, Va­le­ria’s hav­ing a blast. Even­tu­ally, she hopes to take all her ex­pe­ri­ence back to her home coun­try of Costa Rica to con­trib­ute to the startup scene there.

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