Hometown: Woodside, New York
Education Path: Hunter College
MARY P. OENSLAGER SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (SAA) FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Valeria Paradiso is a graduate Honors’ Student at Hunter College. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Honors Studies, with an emphasis on the hard sciences.
Valeria aspires to work with both young children and teenagers. Her current graduate work in both General and Special Education, with an extension in Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Biology will enable her to steer students in the right direction, and instill in them a positive attitude and outlook. At present’ , she works in an Experimental Psychopathology Laboratory for teenagers and young adults suffering from depression and suicidal ideation.