Biography: 

Valerie Novack is a policy professional with experience working at the local, state, and federal levels. Her focus is disability policy, primarily focusing on housing, transportation, public access, and emergency response. She has worked with grassroots organizations, non-profits, and legislative offices on bills that are central to disability inclusion. She focuses on integrating lived experience to foster an accurate and inclusionary, justice-based policy practice. Valerie has a Master's degree in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and Bachelors degrees in Disability Studies and Urban Planning.