Meet Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2017-Valerie Ross
Valerie Ross is Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2017 and was crowned on June 10, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. She touts the platform, “You Are Beautiful,” a project in which she founded in 2015 to help bring focus to high risk youth. The “You Are Beautiful Project” works with youth that have been fostered, trafficked, homeless, disabled, or have lost a parent to military service.
“The mission is to help these youths see their self-worth, to know that they are worthy of being loved, at that their past does not define their future. Our goal is to help them redefine what their future can look like,” states Valerie.
Valerie graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She attended graduate school at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania and obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Anesthesia. She became board certified as a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and works with an anesthesia group in Chester County. In 2002, Valerie married Thomas (Tommy) Ross, a Pharmaceutical Representative for Endo Pharmaceuticals. Tommy and Valerie have a very strong sense of family and are proud parents to two children, Francesca and Jake. In addition to working as a Nurse Anesthetist and running her non-profit organization, Valerie is an entrepreneur. She and Tommy are consultants for Rodan + Fields, premium skin care, and Valerie is a business partner at Beautiful You Custom Skin Care, providing medical aesthetic services and skin care consultations. Valerie also serves as the Director of Volunteers for My City Gives in Philadelphia, PA providing volunteer services for various events and foundations. Valerie also volunteers as a nurse for one week in the summer at camp Dream Street in California for children with life threatening illnesses.
Valerie’s hobbies include, tennis, running, yoga, obstacle course racing, cooking, party planning, and watching her children's sporting events. Special Skills: Singing, Creative Concepts, Entrepreneurship, Skin Care and Aesthetic Consulting, Volunteer Directing and Coordinating, Event Planning.
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