Valerie is a business strategy leader with experience building brands, spearheading growth initiatives, navigating complex issues and leading cross-functional teams. She specializes in translating technical and complex information into purpose-driven and actionable insights for various audiences. Notably, she is deeply passionate about the role of technology and scientific innovation in improving health.
Valerie currently serves as Senior Director, R&D Strategy and Operations at Gilead. She is an Innovation Fellow at HITLAB, Columbia University’s healthcare innovation technology lab evaluating disruptive technologies and advising companies on innovation strategy, product and service design, and implementation solutions.
Valerie holds an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience from Princeton University and a graduate degree in Biomedical Research and Neurobiology from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.