Valerie is passionate about creating value from scientific discoveries, transforming ideas into reality, and making an impact on patients’ lives.
As an accomplished scientist and leader with extensive expertise in human genetics and genomics she has led teams focused on gene discovery and genetic test development in academia and industry. Valerie joined the Yaya Foundation in 2020 as Research Director.
In addition to her commitment to the Yaya Foundation, she now serves in the same role at the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Disease Association (NTSAD).
Valerie lives with her family near Boston.