Valerio Martinelli was born and raised in Rome, Italy. He graduated from George Mason University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs. Valerio brings years of experience in federal, state and local governments and higher education institutions having served for over five years as a Legislative Assistant for the law firms of McConnell Valdes, PLLC and Lasa, Monroig & Veve, LLP. Given his experience working closely with universities with a high percentage of Hispanic enrollment, Valerio has extensive knowledge of the challenges Hispanics face in pursuing higher education. Valerio is also a passionate believer in the principles of economic freedom and their potential to increase the prosperity of the Hispanic communities around the country. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Valerio currently serves The Libre Initiative as a Policy Analyst.

Posts by Valerio

Hispanics are strengthening our economy and making our future brighter

Hispanics Are Strengthening Our Economy and Making Our Future Brighter

As Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, our nation celebrates the many ways Hispanic Americans contribute to this country through their many accomplishments and rich cultural heritage. As once noted by President Reagan during Hispanic Heritage Week, “Hispanics are a vital element in fostering America’s achievements in the arts and industry, in agriculture and education, … Read More
Supreme court ruling brings hope to Hispanic families in Colorado.

Supreme Court Ruling Brings Hope to Hispanic Families in Colorado.

Those bent on restricting educational options for the neediest students in Colorado are on the defensive these days, as support builds for allowing parents to send their children to the school of their choice. Now a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a religious institution’s ability to receive state funding has brought new hope to Hispanic … Read More
Colorado’s equal funding for charter schools a win for Hispanic families

Colorado’s Equal Funding for Charter Schools a Win for Hispanic Families

On the final day of the 2017 legislative session, and with bipartisan support, Colorado legislators finally passed a bill to ensure public charter schools students receive equitable funding. The bill directs school districts to provide the same funding for all public schools, including charter schools. This measure was long-overdue. In fact, under the current system, … Read More
Hispanic students set to benefit from momentum behind school choice

Hispanic Students Set to Benefit from Momentum Behind School Choice

Recently, the White House released a preliminary budget proposal that would increase funding for school choice programs in the U.S. Department of Education. While the budget contains several cuts to other programs within this department, the proposal would also boost funding for charter schools by $168 million, and create a new private-school choice program with … Read More