VALERIA HINOJOSA

Born and raised in Bolivia but has been living in sunny Miami for the past 8 years. Vegan. Yogi. Social entrepreneur. Adventure-seeker. Ocean-lover. She was in the corporate world for almost 5 years and a year ago made the choice of switching the banking industry for a life of meaning. She started WaterThruSkin- Miami's blog about a lifestyle with a conscience- with the goal of inspiring the readers to a mindful living. Since then, and for the past year, she's been traveling the world visiting the most exotic, eco-friendly, animal-loving, Yogi and soul-enriching places not only to acquire a vast knowledge of different cultures and exotic plant-based cuisine but also to promote new eco-friendly and cruelty-free brands, products and hotels she works with. In the past 2 years since WTS’ inception, Valeria and her team have reviewed and promoted over 150 brands and hotels worldwide. In November 2015, Valeria, after practicing a plant-based diet herself for 5 years, attended Matthew Kenney's culinary school and graduated as a raw vegan chef. She also attended Power Yoga School in 2013 and graduated as a registered yoga teacher 200-hrs (RYT200®). She has been practicing yoga for over 7 years. Valeria is also an ambassador for Diamonds Unleashed, Baiser Beauty, a Features Editor at CocoEco Magazine, and has been featured in magazines such as SELF, COSMO and Disfunkshion.