Renee Valerie grew up in Sydney, Australia where she started her career with TIGI. Since taking up the position of Technical Education Director at the TIGI Academy New York, the US has firmly become Renee’s home. Renee started in the industry in 2001 and is inspired by fashion, art, her home, and youth culture. When asked what drew her to TIGI in the first place, Renee said: “Their dedication to education and ability to always keep me inspired’’. Renee works on TIGI technical education throughout the Americas as well as global shows and collections.