Valeri Vasquez is a PhD student with the Energy and Resources Group, a Moore/Sloan Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and a former research scholar in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Valeri’s research interests include the use of computational models to examine the environmental drivers and economic impacts of infectious diseases. She is currently studying questions relevant to the use of gene drive systems for malarial control. Prior to graduate school, Valeri focused on international and domestic climate change issues at the U.S. Department of State, the Center for American Progress, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Valeri holds an MS from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the College of William and Mary.
- “Field trials of gene drive mosquitoes: Lessons from releases of genetically sterile males and Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes.” In B.K. Tyagi (Ed.), Eco-Bio-Social Considerations for the Safe Application of Genetically Modified Vectors to Control Malaria and Dengue. In press (2020).
- “Translating Gene Drive Science to Include Linguistically Diverse Populations in Community and Stakeholder Engagement.” Global Public Health (2020
- “Human Health and the Social Cost of Carbon: A Primer and Call to Action.” Epidemiology (2019)
- “Mimi-PAGE: An Open-Source Implementation of the PAGE09 Integrated Assessment Model.” Nature Scientific Data (2018)
- Worldwide audience for first Spanish-language software workshop at BIDS
- Communicating climate change through sound
- ERG student selected for leadership initiative
- ERG student awarded prestigious fellowship
- ERG student at global climate talks
- ERG students present at Paris conference
- UC Berkeley team working to create affordable housing fix