Valley Elementary Educational Foundation  
Raising money to enrich the educational experience so every child at Valley can succeed

Team Coordinator and Grant Chair

Hilda Soto
Hilda Soto

Hilda Soto joined the Valley Elementary Educational Foundation in 2015.

Hilda is currently a senior program manager at Sony Network Entertainment International working on IT projects. She joined SNEI after 16+ years at Hewlett Packard where she worked in IT, marketing, and enterprise services. Prior to that, Hilda worked at Intel, NASA Ames Research Center, and Motorola, in software development, marketing and IT organizations. Hilda has a BSE in Computer Systems Engineering, an MBA and an MS in Information Management from Arizona State University.

Hilda is married to Juan Ruiz, whom she met in college while they were both working on their engineering degrees. Juan and Hilda are the proud parents of a third-grader in the dual-language program at Valley and a sixth-grader at the Black Mountain Middle School Academy.

When not busy with family and work activities, Hilda enjoys reading, photography, swimming, sewing and volunteering — but mostly travel. She has visited approximately 25 countries in five of the world’s continents.

Juan and Hilda enjoy actively participating in family activities including dance, football, softball, baseball, piano, violin and school functions. Juan, Hilda, and the kids are seasoned travelers. They have been on more than eight cruises in the Caribbean, South/Central America and Alaska.

Their favorite activities included the train ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route in Alaska, biking in Stanley Park in Canada, visiting a plantation in Jamaica, visiting forts in Cartagena, exploring the walled city of Tulum, swimming with stingrays in the Grand Cayman Islands and seeing the Panama Canal in action. They all look forward to their next vacation.


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