Valerie pursued her legal education at the University of Ottawa, where she obtained a Juris Doctor, graduating with the Option in Law and Social Justice in 2017. Valerie is passionate about helping people and looks forward to bringing this to the immigration law practice as an articling student with Gerami Law PC. Prior to attending law school, Valerie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Biology and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.
During law school, Valerie worked at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic as a caseworker and Division leader in the Community Legal Education and Outreach Division. Valerie sat on the Clinic’s student hiring committee and was awarded the 2017 Greenspon, Brown & Associates Prize for outstanding contribution to the Clinic. Valerie served as a University of Ottawa Common Law Ambassador and as a mentor for the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program. Valerie was also an active member of the Faculty of Law’s Social Justice Caucus.
In her free time Valerie enjoys volunteering, travelling, reading, playing volleyball and watching hockey. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her family.