Once having lived in Okinawa, Japan, Valerie has gained many wonderful experiences such as feeding baby tigers and riding elephants! After Japan, she traveled to Thailand and even though she loves to travel, she returned to her Moscow, PA home. Valerie has always had a deep-rooted passion and love for animals, medicine, and science. Before entering her senior year at Johnson College, Valerie completed a summer internship at VREC which heightened her interest in emergency medicine. She is currently attending Johnson College and works as an assistant in the emergency department here at VREC.
Valerie has a handsome Shiba mix named Koby that she brought back with her from Japan. In her spare time, she loves to cook, kayak, explore the outdoors, and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.