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Elija Valdez

Manager, Wish Fulfillment

Elija’s perfect world is where people of all ages are valued for their contributions, dogs can talk, brunch is eaten at all times of the day, and everyone is kind to one another.

While completing her major in Human Services with a concentration in nonprofit management, Elija began interning at Wish of a Lifetime and absolutely fell in love with not only the organization, but the older adults she was able to make a difference for. Elija’s favorite part about the job is getting to speak with and hear the amazing stories of older adults across the nation and helping them achieve their dreams.

When Elija isn’t granting wishes, you can probably find her hiking or snuggling up with her dog Bay Bay, painting her next “masterpiece,” or cooking up a delicious vegan concoction!