Andrea Valdez

Deputy web editor Andrea Valdez, a Houstonian, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received her MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Two days after graduating from Medill, she began working at Texas Monthly as a fact-checker. In addition to dutifully guarding the magazine’s integrity, she wrote the Manual, reporting on topics ranging from how to buy a custom cowboy hat to the proper technique for riding a bull—an activity she does not recommend.