As Research Administrator III for IRSO, Valerie provides research administrative support for all IRSO centers. In 2018, she joined Rice as a Research Administrator II for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previously, she held positions in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Virology/Microbiology at the Baylor College of Medicine. Valerie received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and DMA degrees in Oboe Performance. Outside of the office, Valerie enjoys spending time with her dog and working on her art.