Valerie Nguyễn Hooper

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Office: Lilly Hall 105
Phone: 413-585-7998
Pronouns: she/her

Valerie Nguyễn Hooper smiles at the camera.

B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Valerie Nguyễn Hooper is a proud first-generation college (and graduate school) graduate with origins in Western New York and Saigon, Vietnam. As a former educator in the private and public school sectors, Hooper is committed to education access and is particularly interested in research topics pertaining to first-generation college and graduate school attendees, Asian Americans and multiracial folks in higher education settings and the experiences of professional women in higher education.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Hooper has been a long-time resident of the Pioneer Valley where she lives with her partner and college sweetheart, Tara, and their kids.