Valerie Nguyễn Hooper
Office: Lilly Hall 105
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.