Valeri Vasquez is a student with the Energy and Resources Group. She is interested in the application of data science toward smart urban growth. Her current research employs integrated assessment models to better understand the impact of climate change-induced human health effects on the economy. Valeri grew her early career in international and domestic climate and energy issues at the U.S. Department of State, the Center for American Progress, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She received her BA in English literature from the College of William and Mary.