Eric and Valeriah

Eric and Valeriah (Val) moved to the Rapid City area in 2016. When they arrived, times were hard. They and their three children were homeless for four months. After that, they lived in a small two bedroom apartment. They partnered with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity in December of 2016. Val is pursuing a Doctorate in Education and Counseling, while Eric is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science Management. Val has a passion to equip and inspire Native American students to further their education.