Before joining iMMAP, Valerie provided Grants Management support at the Institute for Clinical Research, through the US Department of Veterans Affairs. She aided in the preparation of federal and foundation medical research grants. Previously, in her role as a Program Specialist, Valerie led the implementation of an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant, from the US Department of justice; to reduce gender-based violence on college campuses.
Valerie holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University, with a Graduate Certification in Nonprofit Management. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from William Paterson University.