Valeria Colunga is an activist, social entrepreneur and community organizer from Monterrey, Mexico. She is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in Latin American Studies and International Relations and Global Studies.
Valeria founded La Neta Mexico , a youth-led organization that distributes resources and information on Mexican lobbying. As a young teenager, she advocated for gender equality and girls’ empowerment through Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation initiative. During her presidency in Girl Up Monterrey , Valeria directed the first Girl Up coalition in Mexico and served as a Teen Advisor.
In 2020, she began her spanish podcast Activismos & Quietismos where she talks with other Gen Z leaders and community organizers about social change in Mexico. Valeria currently co-leads the campaign #TuVozTuVoto to inform and mobilize young people for the 2021 Mexican elections.