Valerie Madera-García

Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Valerie Madera-García is a second-year Ph.D. student in environmental health sciences at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with minor in biology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San Germán, Puerto Rico. Prior to coming to Arizona, Valerie completed her Master of Public Health in environmental health from Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she is passionate about mosquito-borne diseases, environmental factors influencing their transmission, breeding site selection by vectors, and risk modeling.

Accepted Scholar:



Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences