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Valerie Tran

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Valerie Tran — Instructor

Valerie Thacher Tran is currently in Graduate School at UC Berkeley pursuing her Doctorate in Optometry. Her passion in caring for patients and dedication to giving excellent clinical care emanate from her life mission of empowering individuals to strive for the best and get the most out of their lives. She graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and minor in Psychology. There, she was an undergraduate TA for the lower division biology classes, as well as a tutor in math and writing. She has been actively teaching since she was in high school and ultimately hopes to continue teaching her students and patients to be pro-active and care for themselves. 

When she is out of the classroom, she enjoys hiking and exploring new places. She has also volunteered in Peru and Mexico, where she administered visual screen tests to the underprivileged. Traveling across borders and spreading her scope of practice by enabling better access to eye care in order to help stop preventable blindness are goals that she will continue to strive for. Everyone has a story and, given that each person is unique, Valerie approaches each situation differently in order to cater to patients' needs, as well as conform to teaching styles that would best fit a student.