Valerie Edwards is a filmmaker currently studying at Los Angeles City College’s Department of Cinema and Television. She studies directing with Mark Travis and Judith Weston. Valerie is also a classical musician. She played with the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo from 1981-1983, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under conductor John Williams from 1984 – 1994. She has a degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been an urban planner for the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2004.