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Alessandra Vidal Meza

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Alessandra Vidal Meza graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2022 with a BA double major in Economics and Environmental Policy and Decision Making and a minor in Global Development Studies. During her undergraduate studies, Alessandra completed econometric research on rapid glacial recession, deforestation, and intergenerational equity weights for social discount rates. She also led research on anticolonial environmental knowledge systems and the linguistic vulnerabilities of biodiversity hotspots. Alessandra’s research links to her interest in the relationality and stewardship of ecosystems and cultures. Currently, she is a student in the Master of Environmental Data Science program at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Alessandra is passionate about data sovereignty and justice for Indigenous land and non-human kin relations. At Bren, she plans to solidify her technical skills to advance solutions and policies that center ancestral ways of knowing and heal the environment. Alessandra hails from Lima, Peru, and is an Andean Quechua descendant of Cusco and Corongo.

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