Valerie Li Stack is an assistant editor for ATK Reviews. She’s interested in finding out how things are made—be it a kitchen gadget or an artisanal food. Having grown up in a family that traveled extensively, she’s visited more than 50 countries—with more to come. Thanks to these travel experiences and the ability to converse in multiple languages, she’s become fascinated by the cuisines of different countries and regions and believes that food is a universal language that can connect people regardless of cultural background. As an avid skier, she dreams of hitting the slopes of all skiable mountains around the world. Prior to joining America's Test Kitchen, Valerie worked for Reviewed, USA Today, and other publications.