Vikki Velasquez

Vikki Velasquez is a copy editor and fact-checker whose expertise includes skin care, yoga, and wellness trends. Her education of beauty and health trends began while she was earning her bachelor's degree in gender studies. Since then, Vikki investigates wellness trends as well as the science and safety of skin care lines. She has been practicing yoga since 2012 and is working towards earning her 200-hour certification as a yoga instructor.


  • Fact-checking for Dotdash Meredith since 2020 on various verticals, including The Balance, Investopedia, Brydie, TripSavvy, and Simply Recipes to name a few
  • Freelanced as a proofreader and copy editor on a variety of subject matter, from finance to gardening to health trends
  • Previously, while working for a nonprofit leadership organization, conducted research for presentations, publications, and educational programming on public policy topics like early childhood education, wealth inequality, and leadership theory


Vikki Velasquez earned her bachelor's degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She previously earned her associate's degree from Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA, with a focus on biology.

Expertise: skin care, yoga/fitness, wellness trends
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, VA

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