Valerie is a Sarasota native who started at Mote as an intern in both the Marine Experimental Research Facility (MERF) and former shark Behavioral Ecology and Physiology Program. With a background in veterinary medicine and marine research, she returned to Mote in August 2016 to help maintain MERF and its projects- largely involving elasmobranch training and husbandry.
B.S. in Biology, Saint Leo University
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