Denise Valenti

Writer and Key Client Liaison, Princeton Office of Communications
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker
Clio Hall Award Recipient

As a writer and editor in Princeton's Office of Communications, Denise Valenti has written and overseen news, feature and research stories for the University homepage since 2017. She was a reporter and producer for Princeton's "We Roar" podcast, which featured student, staff, faculty and alumni experts on a variety of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A longtime journalist, Denise has contributed to numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today magazines, Working Mother and Latina, where she served as a senior associate editor. Education always has been one of Denise’s primary beats, and she made the transition to higher education communications providing editorial support for colleges and universities as a writer, editor and consultant.

She is the recipient of a New Jersey Press Association First Place Award for Education Writing, as well as a Gold Award, Circle of Excellence, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

"It is incredible how much media has changed over the course of my career, and how much it continues to change. We must all adapt and change with it. But what remains constant is the core process of gathering information, and how we best ensure that information is timely, accurate and relevant to our audiences.

It has been an honor to cover GradFUTURES for the University homepage from its earliest brainstorming sessions. Since then, the program has grown and expanded to create many meaningful professional development opportunities for Princeton's graduate students. With the New Media Studio, graduate students will be able to explore how media can enhance their scholarship and open potential career paths beyond the academy. I am excited to join the New Media Studio as a program partner and share my experiences as a communicator in the media industry and in academia."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: University Administrative Fellowship, GradFUTURES Forum, GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts

Yes, I am open to being contacted by Princeton Graduate Students for an informational interview!

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