Valerie is a graduate student working towards her Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She earned her B.S. in Physics and Astronomy and minor in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. Previously, Valerie has completed research on coatings for laser optics, global warming, and observational astronomy. Currently, she conducting research on star and planet formation with colleagues around the world. Valerie is the secretary of the Rochester Academy of Sciences Astronomy Chapter, and participates in astronomy outreach in Rochester, NY.
Valerie is also the author of the astronomy education blog Astro Did You Know? http://astrodidyouknow.blogspot.com
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