Valerie, a native of San Diego attended San Diego State University & Loma Linda University. She holds a B.A. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences – Pathology with a Minor in Spanish. Valerie was inspired to become a therapist with children by her nephew, who as a child had a speech delay. In high her school counselor introduced her to the speech therapy field. She wanted to help children just like her nephew increase their communication skills.
Outside of the center, Valerie enjoys playing with her dog, working out, and jiu jitsu.