Gladys Valverde

Advisory Associate, KPMG

“I worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years and am passionate about community and civic engagement. I moved to the Capital Region in 2019 and hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University at Albany, SUNY. I enjoy eating good food, catching a show at one of the local performing arts or music venues, and exploring the hiking and walking trails of upstate New York.”

Hometown: I grew up in New Jersey and relocated to the Capital Region in 2019. I was attracted to the Capital Region because of the affordability, while still offering many cultural events, social activities, and opportunities to get out into nature. In addition, it is home to some of New York’s top colleges and universities that offer excellent professional development and other learning opportunities.

Current CapNY Home: Menands, NY

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

What I love about CapNY

  1. The opportunities to appreciate art, music and culture year-round
  2. The excellent colleges & universities
  3. Great food at the farmers’ markets and local restaurants
  4. Friendly people!
  5. Opportunities for civic engagement that comes from living in the State Capital

Let’s Eat! My Favorite…

  1. Restaurant for a special occasion: Yono’s
  2. Spot for Friday night take out: Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen
  3. Place for comfort food: El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
  4. Place to get something sweet: Bard and Baker
  5. Flavor of Stewarts Ice Cream: Brew Ha-Ha

Let’s Connect!

Can’t-Miss CapNY Event:

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market! It’s a great place to buy directly from local farmers, producers and food vendors.