Valerie is originally from Miami, FL. She received her BS in Animal Science, Veterinary Science concentration, from NC State University in May of 2019 and then worked at the NC State Lab of Public Health in the Molecular Epidemiology Unit and Virology Unit as a Medical Technologist. Val also has lots of clinical experience as a Veterinary Assistant. Since joining the lab, Val has been involved with multiple research projects, primarily related to our studies of canine urothelial carcinoma. Outside of the lab, Val loves photography, traveling, hiking, and watching movies.