Valerie is a Masters of Marine Biology student at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia). She is currently undertaking her Masters Research Project, which focuses on using remotely sensed data from drones to map out coral reefs using spectral unmixing techniques. She finished her Bachelors of Science at Imperial College London and after graduating, worked at various non-profits such as Reef Check Indonesia and the Misool Foundation, where she focused her work on coral restoration and research as a research diver.