Valerie Ann Chairez

As a 37-year old Hispanic Indian, Valerie is both a mother and a grandmother. As the mother of three teenage children, she has raised her children mostly on her own, with some help from her father, mother, brothers and sisters. Valerie has attended college, and she says, "I have accomplished a lot . . . I am very lucky." Through her Coro training, Valerie hopes to strengthen her leadership and communication skills, and graduate from this course with new-found friends.