Victoria Valle is a third-year undergraduate student at St. Mary’s University. She will earn her bachelor’s degree in English in 2021 while simultaneously working toward her master’s in English through the combined degree program. She was born in Round Rock, Texas, and raised in the Austin suburbs. She has loved reading from an early age but didn’t take an interest in writing until the first grade when she was encouraged to begin writing stories of her own. 

 She is the web editor of The Rattler, the university’s student-run news organization, and  served as the interim layout and design editor where she designed flyers, edited photos, created newspaper spreads and logos with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Several of her stories and photos have been published in The Rattler. 

Valle recently returned from London as part of a five-week study abroad program with the Foundation for International Education. In London, she visited landmarks like the London Eye and discovered bookstores such as Persephone Books.