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Valerie is an authority on OST, teens, and diversity – a recognized expert in the field. She combines her deep knowledge and experience with an excellent ability to collaborate and help her partners learn.


R. Mimi Iijima, Director of Programs and Special Projects, Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Dr. Adams-Bass is a dynamic motivational speaker, an entrepreneur and educator who is passionate, committed and dedicated to helping others with their growth and development so that they too can become leaders. She has the ability to not only motivate but mobilize others to accomplish their goals in ways that are beneficial to the community.


Judith Dumorney McDaniel, Founder TIC-Teenagers In Charge

Valerie understands the big picture, and knows how to help the OST field keep growing to better serve all our children. She is a terrific collaborator—and great at fostering effective collaborations.


Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, Ph.D., Executive Director, New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN)

Dr. Adams-Bass has been an invaluable asset to the growth of Preservation LINK, Inc. She has worked with our administrative and instructional team throughout the years as a consultant and adviser working to shape and sharpen the ways in which we engage with youth. Her insight and expert recommendations have helped to steer our curriculum work into new heights.


David Herman, Jr. Creative Director, Preservation LINK, Inc.

I have had the opportunity to work with Valerie on a number of research projects. Her international experiences, matched with her personal and professional integrity, makes for an invaluable level of insight. Additionally, her commitment to applied research is illustrated in the clarity and ease with which she communicates her ideas to diverse community and educational audiences.


Shaun Wilson, Ph.D. Researcher, University of Texas at Dallas

Valerie brings a wonderful combination of passion, commitment, attention to detail and a “can-do” spirit to her work. The results are always excellent!



Barbara Ferman,Professor of Political Science, Director, University Community Collaborative

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