Valerie handles a variety of immigration cases, including removal defense and affirmative applications. Prior to joining NYLAG, Valerie practiced criminal defense and civil litigation at Raiser & Kenniff, P.C., volunteered at The Bronx Defenders, and was an Executive Fellow at the California Health & Human Services Agency. During law school, she participated in Fordham’s Immigrant Rights and Access to Justice Clinic. She also interned at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit and Criminal Defense Practice, and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Valerie earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from Boston College.