Valerie grew up on a small farm in Bozeman, Montana. She graduated and commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 2015 as a Military Intelligence Officer. During five years of service, developing and leading teams has been the core of her military experience. Most recently, she spends several years supporting special operations in 1st Special Forces Group.Valerie is pursuing an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management while also continuing to serve in the Army Reserves. After her studies, Valerie hopes to make an impact by optimizing supply chains in emergency situations.