Valerie Plinovich is a News Intern at Lakeshore Public Radio. Currently, Valerie is a sophomore Communications Major minoring in English at Indiana University Northwest where she is utilizing her passion for storytelling to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism. She is also the secretary of IU Northwest's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and is the News Director of the campus's radio station, WIUN. Valerie lives in Portage, IN and graduated from Portage High School in 2017. In her (very rare) spare time Valerie enjoys napping, reading and spending time with her family.