Meet the Team

Meet Valene Garr Barry

Valene Garr Barry is a Postdoc Fellow for Clinical Research! She has been with us for a little over a year.

My favorite part of my job is getting to work with all of the incredible people in our department.

Valene Garr Barry

Where are you from?

Chicago, Illinois

What do you do outside of work? family? hobbies? 

I love anything that involves making things: sewing, painting, gardening. I’m planning to start quilting this year.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you? 

I worked for an airline and traveled the world before finishing college and going to graduate school.

Name some things you’d take to a deserted island.

A set of knives, a large fishing net, and rubber boots.

What is the best advice you’ve received and who was it from?

A mentor in undergrad told me that professionally things should never feel too easy or comfortable. If you are comfortable, then you aren’t pushing yourself and you aren’t growing.