Andrea Valdez is the editor of wired.com. Before coming to WIRED in 2017, she worked at Texas Monthly for ten years, first as a fact checker, then as a columnist, and, ultimately, as the editor of texasmonthly.com. She is the author of How to Be a Texan: The Manual. Valdez received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University. She's based in San Francisco.