Vanessa Voller is a current Master’s in Development Practice candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a graduate of Colorado College, where she obtained a B.A. in Sociology with concentrations in post development theory and environmental education. Vanessa has served as a research fellow for the Bell Policy Center in Denver, Colorado, and the World Policy Institute in New York, looking at topics of urban sustainability and women’s health. She has lived and worked throughout Latin America including Argentina, Bolivia, Panama and Costa Rica. Most recently, Vanessa served as the Costa Rica Program Director for Amigos de las Americas, a youth leadership organization that partners with the national park service of Costa Rica. At IonE, Vanessa is building on her qualitative research and interview skills in a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project related to environmental justice and social equity in water resource organizations.