Valentina Nino is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering. The academic focus of her research is to change the way health care services are delivered and to make health care services more efficient, effective, proactive, and patient-centered. Ms. Nino’s vision is to build a collaborative interdisciplinary and diverse research program to develop state-of-the-art analytical models and methodologies that successfully integrate cognitive science, human factors, biomechanics, psychology, decision-making models, and operation research, looking at both patient and health care providers holistically.

She received her master’s degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University (MSU), and earned her bachelor’s degree (2001); and a master’s degree (2009) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tachira, Venezuela.

While in Venezuela, she was an associate professor, quality assurance manager, and process analyst before moving to MSU, where she has served as a graduate teaching assistant, graduate research assistant, and instructor.

Her memberships include servings as the second vice president and a founding member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), MSU chapter; a Graduate Ambassador representing the Industrial Engineering Department as a College of Engineering; and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), MSU chapter.