Oxford resident Valerie Ross was crowned Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2017 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
Ross touts the platform, “You Are Beautiful,” a project she founded in 2015 to help bring focus to high-risk youth. The “You Are Beautiful Project” works with kids who 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, and that their past does not define their future,” said Ross. “Our goal is to help them redefine what their future can look like.”
Ross graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Villanova with a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with a specialty in Anesthesia. She works with an anesthesia group in Chester County.
Ross is also an entrepreneur. She and her husband Thomas, a pharmaceutical representative for Endo, are consultants for Rodan + Fields, a manufacturer of skin-care products. Valerie also serves as the Director of Volunteers for My City Gives in Philadelphia, providing volunteer services for various events and foundations.
Click here to read VISTA Today’s Chester County Leadership profile on Valerie Ross.