I am an environmental engineer and data scientist who specializes in drawing actionable insights from geospatial and time series data to support decision-making in business, government and international development. Throughout my academic career, I have gained experience in three key areas:
I am driven by the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the growing risks brought by climate change to communities and ecosystems worldwide, while also developing thriving communities and businesses. Thus, I seek to apply my technical skills and my passion for building relationships by working with organizations to create more resilient, equitable, and sustainable communities and businesses.
I am currently an Applied Scientist at Descartes Labs and I was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. I hold a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University with a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, as well as a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. I am originally from Mexico City, Mexico.
You can contact me at: jherrera at alumni dot princeton dot edu