IT Director and Writer/Editor/Singer/Songwriter in San Diego, California
A published writer and a singer/songwriter, Valerie edits and publishes Grasslimb literary journal and records music as Huge Shark. Passions include ethnobotany, automobiles, knitting, and social media.
Valerie holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology & a B.A. in cognitive science, and is a credentialed mediator. She has spoken in front of national audiences such as the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science. She has expertise on educational technology and networked communications, has written a chapter for a distance learning text, has published research on cell phone use, and has consulted for the U.S. Navy. She works for the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as Director of Research IT and the acting Director of Educational Technology.
She has written nearly 400 songs.
She throws great parties.
Her friends are scattered across the globe.