student : Valeri VasquezMS, PhD

Valeri Vasquez is a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group. She has a Designated Emphasis in Computational Data Science and Engineering, and is a Moore/Sloan Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Valeri conducts most of her work in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics under the School of Public Health. There, she develops and applies mathematical models to examine the environmental drivers and economic impacts of infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the use of genetic-based public health interventions.

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. Her doctoral and masters work has been recognized by numerous fellowships and grants, including from the Association for Computing Machinery/Intel and the National Science Foundation. In her spare time, Valeri advocates for marine conservation issues in the Southern Ocean and develops resources on best practices for data-intensive research.





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