Val is a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the U.S. at the age of 7. She began her involvement with AMSA as a freshman by becoming part of Region 3 Pre-Medical AMSA chapter at USF. She continued her involvement by becoming the physician shadowing director as well as the mentorship director. She has also volunteered at Advent health for over 4 years while also conducting transplant research with the TGMG group at Tampa General Hospital. After the 2019 AMSA National Convention in D.C Washington, she realized the power of advocacy in combination with the familial atmosphere present in the medical community. By becoming a physician, she aspires to reduce the health care inequities that are present worldwide.