Valbona is a recent graduate of Brien McMahon High School. She hopes to study biology and adolescent psychology and enter the medical field. Last year she volunteered at STAR where she helped organize a charity walk/run, which raised over $ 100,000. In high school, she was a teacher’s assistant at Brookside School and a member of The Center for Youth Leadership. In 2017, Valbona was recognized by her high school as Youth Volunteer of the Year.