Charlene Valdez ’17, a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar at Trinity, participated in undergraduate research every year as an undergraduate student and presented work across the country, where she won awards for poster presentations. While at Trinity, she was also the President of Ladies FIRST Math & Science Club.
She earned a master of science in biology from New York University in May 2020. She is currently an administrator for the Biology Department at New York University.
“As a Trinity alumna, I am eternally grateful for the quality education, immense support from the faculty, and the experiences I had while there. Trinity helped me discover my untapped potential, helped to build a solid base for a career in STEM, and ultimately reach greater heights as a young professional. Trinity showed me the power of sisterhood and the incredible value that is investing in Women. My experiences at Trinity, including my relationships with the Faculty and my dearest friends, will remain in my heart and mind forever.”