Valerie L. Tenequer is a member of the Navajo Nation and is of the Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line clan from Leupp, AZ and born for the Near the Water clan of Chilchinbeto, AZ. She grew up on the Navajo reservation and graduated from Chinle High School in Chinle, AZ, then went onto complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. While working as a Public Health Nurse, Valerie became inspired to continue her formal education in Public Health and completed the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program with the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson, AZ. Currently, Valerie is an Infection Control Nurse at Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility and looks forward to strengthening her skill-set in leadership and public health delivery as a HEAL Initiative Site Fellow. Valerie loves spending time with her husband, three sons & family; and enjoys running, hiking, watching movies, listening to music, and reading. Valerie was a fellow at Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility in Chinle, Arizona.