Valerie has been a student at the American Meditation Institute since 2017, and is a member of the AMI Board of Directors. She has worked in both the public and private sector as a teacher, educator, consultant and manager. The common element in her life has been teaching and facilitating learning for others. Valerie earned her Doctorate of Education in Adult Learning and Continuing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1992. In 2019 she led the development of the Yoga Science Lab® course. This class offers AMI students an entertaining, interactive environment to conduct Yoga Science experiments, and hone their skills with the practice of meditation-in-action. Valerie co-teaches this course quarterly each year, and also is active in providing extensive creative and technical support for all of AMI’s online webinars, events and classes.