Valeria Leininger was born on the East Coast, but was meant to live in California. Having spent her early childhood in Chile, school years in Maryland, and finally graduating from the University of Maryland, the West Coast was calling loud and clear. After six years in the Bay Area, she and her husband moved to Los Angeles and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. Now, as a mother of two, Valeria knows which neighborhoods have the best schools and the importance of community for raising kids. Valeria is the PTA Historian at La Crescenta Elementary and a member of Step Up, an organization offering mentorship opportunities to low income girls. Her negotiating skills as well her enthusiasm for her work make her a valued agent. Valeria loves art and architecture and spends any extra time she has making ceramics.