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Valerie Caplan

Valerie Caplan

Valerie Caplan is a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in government and politics and minoring in Italian language and international development and conflict management. Prior to joining the CDF, Valerie worked as a research assistant at the Center for American Politics and Citizenship. She is also part of the Gemstone program at the University of Maryland and is conducting research regarding equitable access to healthy food options.

Valerie is now an intern for the Health Policy Team at the CDF to gain a broader understanding of the role the government plays in heath care and how America protects its most vulnerable population, its children. She has spent the majority of her time at the CDF focused on priorities to ensure that children are protected and provided for under the Affordable Care Act. In the future she hopes to attend graduate school and continue to pursue social advocacy work.