Valerie Hellermann is an artist, world traveler, student of Buddhism and lifelong advocate of peace and social justice. She finds it a great honor to serve the Tibetan Childrenʼs Education Foundation as Program Manager.Valerie has had the wonderful opportunity of attending many teachings by the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala India as well as the USA. HHDL’s lessons of mindfulness and compassion have been a great influence in her work and art. Valerie visits TCEF service sites yearly and leads cultural service tours for those interested. Working with a small nonprofit allows direct and deeply meaningful contact with those served by TCEF. Recognizing “the need is so great”, Valerie strives to promote awareness and encourage action to benefit the Tibetan people and the preservation of their culture.