University of Vermont

Featured Alumnus

Valerie Day '84

Alumnus Valerie Day '84Valerie's successful career began at UVM where she earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Her distinguished academic career resulted in a nomination for the coveted Mary Jean Simpson Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Women and Tau Beta Pi membership. At UVM, she mastered the technical content and developed her keen insight into problem solving. But it's the bonds and friendships she developed that are her fondest memories of her undergraduate experience.

As a student, Valerie was an active member of the UVM Outing Club, which evolved into competing in triathlons, marathons, and sailboat racing providing work-life balance as she manages a successful career and family.

Valerie's career began at Tufts University-New England Medical Center, and continued on at Harvard Medical School and Abbott Laboratories. In 2004, Valerie became Vice President of Product Development for Gen-Probe, a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid, accurate and cost-effective nucleic acid tests (NATs) used to diagnose human diseases and screen donated human blood.

Throughout her career, Valerie has continued to be recognized for her accomplishments and has been in "Who's Who of American Women" since 1999.