Valaree has spent a majority of her 16 years as a registered dietitian focused on the provision of nutrition care to patients with cancer. Her experience includes working at academic medical centers across the country and she is currently employed as a clinical dietitian at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has served in several volunteer roles for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Commission on Dietetic Registration and ASPEN including currently serving as a CDR commissioner and chair of the ASPEN Oncology Section. In addition to her professional service, she has contributed to several oncology nutrition texts including serving as co-editor of the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice 2nd edition.
Valaree received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian-Shadyside. She continued on to obtain a Master of Health Sciences degree from Chatham University.