Valerie Gadde has joined ParticiPaid in 2018 as a team member. She was born in St. Petersburg, but also has Swedish and Finnish roots. During her studies, she has visited lots of journalistic congresses and international exchanges. There, she was able to get in touch with many different people, help others, and exchange ideas.
Coordinating and participating in a project in Belarus was a turning point for her. It brought her to the spirit of community and to the aim of helping those in need. During that time, the group built tiny houses in the forests with the help of professionals. They also exchanged on the topics of culture and climate change.
As she is fluent in five languages, she is currently following her passion of studying languages at the University of Bonn in Germany and writing for a journal. In her free time, she loves traveling, acrylic painting, cooking and learning even more languages.