(5/1/2022) Valerie received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010. In 2014 she graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. After law school, Valerie worked for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and was in private practice taking conflict public defender cases in Northern Indiana until relocating to her hometown of Lexington in 2020. Valerie began her career with DPA as a staff attorney in the Frankfort Trial Office and is now in Lexington South. Valerie is involved with B.U.I.L.D. (Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct-Action) as a volunteer. Valerie lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and fellow Lexington South DPA attorney, Ben Church, and their dogs, Bartlet and Hermes.