2003 Sociology Graduate Emily Valerio to Speak at 2013 Commencement
In keeping with recent tradition, the Sociology Department will again welcome a “ten year out” alumna as our commencement speaker. Emily Valerio (BA, ’03) will return to Boston University to address the 2013 graduating seniors and their families.
A brief bio on our guest speaker:
Emily Valerio graduated from Boston University in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Sociology with Distinction and a minor in Chemistry. Ms. Valerio went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a Master’s Certificate in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Valerio attended Suffolk University Law School where she received the prestigious Robert A. Fuchs Memorial Prize in Labor Law, the Suffolk Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Antitrust Law, as well as the Legal Practice Skills Best Brief and Distinguished Oral Advocate Awards. Ms. Valerio graduated with her law degree, cum laude, in May 2011 and became a member of the Massachusetts bar in November of 2011. Ms. Valerio is currently the manager of Regulatory Affairs at Codman & Shurtleff, a division of Johnson & Johnson, located in Raynham, Massachusetts, where she advises the company on compliance with federal and international regulatory requirements. Ms. Valerio and her husband, David Pozo, have backpacked and climbed mountains all over the world, including in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Yosemite National Park, the Peruvian Andes, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.