I am an environmental engineer and data scientist who specializes in drawing actionable, data-driven insights to support decision-making in business, government, and international development. Throughout my professional career, I have gained expertise in four key areas:
I am driven by the urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to growing climate risks, and achieve sustainable development. Thus, I seek to combine my technical skills and my passion for building relationships to help communities and businesses thrive by becoming more sustainable, resilient, and equitable.
I am an Applied Scientist at Descartes Labs. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and a Consultant at The World Bank. 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