A former bartender, Vikki Velasquez is a copy editor with expertise in research. She tended bar and worked events at a local country club for two years and has a solid understanding of basic mixology and wine pairings.
- Fact-checking for Dotdash Meredith since 2020 on various verticals, including The Balance, Investopedia, Brydie, Tripsavvy, and Liquor.com to name a few
- Freelanced as a proofreader and copy editor on a variety of subject matter, from finance to gardening to food and wine
- Previously, while working for a nonprofit leadership organization, conducted research for presentations, publications, and educational programming on public policy topics like early childhood education, wealth inequality, and leadership theory
Vikki Velasquez earned her bachelor's degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She previously earned her associate's degree from Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA, with a focus on biology.
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