PhD Candidate

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Focus Area:
Using heart sounds to diagnose heart disease.

Research Interest:
Valentina’s research interests include developing low-cost, non-invasive diagnostic techniques to decrease the burden of disease and address health disparities. 

Awards:
McNair Graduate Fellowship (Aug 2018 – July 2020)
NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Aug 2020 – Aug 2023)

Fun Fact:
She once jumped off a 50-foot cliff into the ocean (and she does not recommend it).

Education:
BS – Biomedical Engineering (2018, Florida International University)