Valerie "Abuela" Marquez is the lovely grandmother of Dora, Guillermo, Isabella, Alicia, Daisy and Diego. She is the mother of Cole and Nico and the mother-in-law of Elena and Sabrina. She was voiced by Socorro Santiago until Season 5, and currently by K.J. Sanchez.
Abuela is a kind and caring grandmother. She is really good at cooking chocolate cake. She would often give Dora gifts. For example, she gave her a star pocket in one episode.
Abuela appeared in many episodes in Dora the Explorer. In School Daze, she appeared in:
- Welcome to the 8th Grade
- Off to the Cape
- Time Rupture
- Demon Snake Outbreak
- The Six Flags Adventure(and most of Season 12)
- Prospector’s Investigation
- Alex’s Crazy Adventure
- School Daze Thanksgiving Movie(cameo)
- School Daze Christmas Movie
- School Daze: The End(no lines)
- School Daze: The Movie
- The Spirits of Verbal Abuse(first re-appearance)
- William’s Departure
- School Daze Christmas Chronicles 3: Technological Snow Day
- School Daze 2: A Jolly Good Battle
- Larsson and the Power of One!
- Pokemon Franklin Expeditions 13: Hola Meowth, Soy Dora
- The Final Frontier
- Life at the Cottage
- Driving-Into Attempt #2
- The Rainchops of Columbus Day(first re-appearance)
- The School Daze 30th Anniversary Special!
- Christmas is Here! The Waiting Has Finally Paid Off!
- William's Weekend of Terror
- Larsson Meets Addams!
- Fusion vs. The Storm
- Enter Agents B & I
- Overboard Origins
Abuela has gray hair, has peach skin and wears a yellow dress. Her eyes are brown with black pupils and is seen wearing pink slippers. Her natural hair color is brown.