Sarah "Val" Valente
Sarah Valente, also known as "Val," brings a cross-disciplinary background and a wide range of education and administrative experience to the Students Affairs team. She completed a major in Chemistry and two minors in Studio Art and Art History at College of the Holy Cross. After graduating, she volunteered with AmeriCorps as middle school teacher and completed her MBA at Assumption College with a focus in nonprofit leadership. Most recently, she completed a Post-Bacc Studio Art year at Brandeis University. As part of the Student Affairs team, Val works directly with the Student Government Association, ARTS@Tufts Pre-Orientation program, and general student support. Val is passionate about the higher education student experience and is excited to accompany students on their educational journey at SMFA at Tufts.
Val is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of identity through portraiture and quilting. She is particularly interested in the intersection of art and science; and primarily paints scientists in lab, at home, or celebrating life events in an effort to honor and humanize the profound work scientists contribute to society. She incorporates screen printing, traditional painting methods, mold making, and sewing techniques to explore these themes.