Vaneesha is a Senior from Amarillo, Texas, studying public policy and environmental science and policy. Her interests range from the intersection of urban and environmental policy to the effect of the built environment on social outcomes. On campus, she was involved in the Visualizing Cities Lab as an Undergraduate Planning Fellow, and she currently serves as the communications director for Our Urban Future, an urban studies interest group. After graduation, Vaneesha hopes to continue exploring her interests at a think tank or startup before attending law school.
Honors Thesis: Planning for Better Communities: Exploring the Relationship Between New Urbanism in Comprehensive Plans and Social Capital
Thesis Advisor: Professor Andrew C. Nurkin