Dr. Valente is the co-director of the Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College in New York City. She teaches various courses in Jewish Studies and English at Baruch's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
In Spring 2022, she served as the Marvin & Edward Kaplan Lecturer in Jewish Studies at The City College of New York and also taught a seminar at the YIVO Institute.
Drawing from her training at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies in Dallas, the Leo Baeck Summer University in Berlin, and the Arquivo Histórico Judaico Brasileiro in São Paulo, she teaches literature and history courses on topics related to Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, and Holocaust Studies. Her research is at the intersection of Latin American and Jewish history, literature, and culture, with a focus on migration, translation, and memory.