Valentina Oropeza Colmenares is a Venezuelan journalist. She founded and leads the Investigation Unit of Prodavinci, a digital magazine that promotes journalism of ideas. Over 17 years of professional career, Valentina has covered stories about health, science, development, human rights and international politics. She created the research team for the Venezuelan website Contrapunto. She has worked at the Agence France-Presse, the Mexican newspaper Reforma and the German Süddeutsche Zeitung. She has won investigative journalism awards from Ipys Venezuela in 2015, 2016 and 2019. She studied journalism at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas. She has a master's degree in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute for International Studies in Spain and a journalism and development degree from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi. She was a fellow in the World Press Institute program at Saint Paul University, in Minnesota, United States.