Fernando became The Valley School's Director of Finance and Operations in July 2017. He brings to Valley relevant experience in independent, non-profit school finance, governance and operations as a former active Treasurer and Trustee at Giddens School. Professionally, Fernando is also a former chief financial officer and banker in Seattle and New York City. Fernando received a Master of International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from New York University. He continuously nurtures his strong interest in education programs and school finance issues as a parent of two elementary school children in Seattle.