Valerie Nicolson



Valerie Nicolson teaches math and science at Fusion Academy. She received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, and then moved west to complete a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley.


She has a part-time career as a scientist studying neurodegeneration of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging and electrophysiology and also likes to teach young people the joys of math and science.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Valerie likes music, watching her children do their various activities, and biking with her husband.
  • If you ever want to hear about the best week-long party anywhere, ask Valerie about RAGBRAI.