Richland Two Institute of Innovation
Valerie Williamson is the Student Intake Officer at Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2). She completed her bachelor's degree in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and is currently working on a master's degree in School Counseling at Capella University. Before returning to her home state of South Carolina, Valerie spent 20 years in Colorado Springs, CO managing and developing educational programs for several non-profit agencies in collaboration with Colorado Springs public schools to help bring innovative and hands-on learning into the classroom. The last 8 of those 20 years were spent as a Nutrition Educator for the El Paso County Health Department where she developed a passion for counseling. She currently resides in Elgin, SC with her husband and three children.
Valerie enjoys interviewing the students and learning more in-depth details about their personal interests and career goals. Her favorite quote is "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."