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Valerie Jones

Title:
Administrative Assistant to Clinical Anatomy, OPP and OMM Clerkship

Hometown:
Ivins, Utah

What are your family hobbies and interests:
Family includes my children, Alexis, Nathan and Kim, my son in law Nick, and my German Shepherd Donner.
My hobbies and interests are many and varied. I love to read, sew, quilt, paint, crochet, take photographs, and play board games, card games, or computer games. There are others but that's just a few.

Who inspires you and why?
My grandmother has always been the one who inspired me the most. She was one of the most loving, giving and selfless people I've ever known. She never spoke badly about anyone, she always found something positive to say. She was also one of the smartest people I knew. She never stopped learning and being interested in everything and encouraging all of her family to keep learning.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spend time with my family, read, play games and play with Donner, my dog.

What is one thing in this world you are most proud of?
My children; Alexis, Nathan, Kim and Nick.

What is the greatest bit of advice you have been given?
Never forget to tell them you love them, because you never know if it’s the last time you’ll talk to them.

What would you like to be know for?
That I treat everyone with love and acceptance.

If you could have a super power what would it be? Why?
To bring love and peace to people.

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
Give love and kindness to everyone because you don't know what is happening in their life and you could make a big difference just by being kind and loving.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I love to be at the beach or in the mountains.

What is your favorite place in the world?
Anywhere with my family.

What has been your favorite part about working at RVU?
The people who work here are awesome. The support given to others when it is needed is outstanding. There is a feeling of a family.

What is one skill you are proud to have and why?
I love people.

What is the best part about your job?
The people I work with.

Share some fun facts about you
I was adopted at birth and have one sister I was raised with. My twin brother was adopted by another family. In 2004 we met each other. Since then we have found 2 sisters and 5 brothers on our birth-father’s side and 1 sister and 3 brothers on our birth-mother’s side so I now have 13 brothers and sisters.