Olivia Valdes

Associate Editorial Director

Olivia Valdes


Yale University


Olivia Valdes is the Associate Editorial Director for Treehugger, ThoughtCo, and Learn Religions. She has worked for Dotdash Meredith since 2017. 


Olivia began writing for Dotdash Meredith as a freelance education writer in 2017, covering college admissions and study skills on ThoughtCo. The following year, she joined ThoughtCo’s editorial staff, managing a team of freelancers and overseeing all content initiatives on the site. She was also the editorial lead in the launch of Learn Religions, a religion reference site. Olivia joined the Treehugger team in January 2020.


Olivia graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies. 

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