Valerie Pavilonis is a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard. A former NewsGuard Senior Analyst, Pavilonis currently works as an editorial assistant for the New York Times. Before joining NewsGuard, she worked as an intern for USA Today’s fact-check desk, and as a reporter and editor for the Yale Daily News. She also had internships at the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale Law School, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the American Enterprise Institute. A 2022 graduate of Yale University, Pavilonis has also contributed articles to America Magazine and to the New Haven Independent.