Váleri Nicol Vásquez

I am a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Data Science and Engineering. My work is conducted under the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has been recognized by fellowships from Microsoft Research, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and ACM SIGHPC. I hold an MS from UC Berkeley and a BA from the College of William and Mary. Concurrent with my doctoral degree, I am pursuing a second MS in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Beyond research to advance more equitable and efficient public health interventions, a variety of the things that delight me include Adélie penguins, linear algebra, and quiet daily kindnesses. Living in the gastronomic mecca that is the Bay Area has raised my appreciation for all things culinary without awakening a single dormant cooking skill. The place has, however, done wonders for my backpacking abilities.

Contact: vnvasquez@berkeley.edu