Valerie C. Valerio

Valerie C. Valerio

PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Florida

UF African Networks Lab


Valerie C. Valerio is a PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida. Her current research focuses on using data and simulation models to understand and improve agricultural (livestock) value chains in Sub-Saharah Africa. Her recent work includes an applied network analysis of West African livestock trade patterns.

Valerie is a collaborator of the UF African Networks Lab and the co-founder of Variable, a Dominican organization that translates open data into insights, and disseminates short reports and tutorials to the public in Spanish.

Outside of research, she is interested in learning and teaching data science/analysis and communicating science in English and Spanish. She enjoys making bread, exercising, and spending time with her loved ones and her dog. Find out about her work experience in her CV.


  • Agricultural development
  • Agricultural (livestock) value chain simulation models
  • Network analysis applications
  • Data analytics


  • PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, expected 2020

    University of Florida

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering, 2014

    Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)