Audrey Amezcua-Smith

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Ph.D. Student, School of the Environment


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BA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Minor Sociology - Rice University
MPH Environmental Health Sciences - UC Berkeley

Audrey is a PhD student at the Yale School of the Environment. She is primarily interested in characterizing exposures to air pollution and climate extremes, understanding how these exposures differ across groups, and analyzing how these exposures are exacerbated or mitigated by built environment characteristics such as access to greenspaces and proximity to roadways. 

Prior to Yale, Audrey was an environmental data scientist with PSE Healthy Energy, a non-profit research institute where she worked on hyperlocal, low-cost air monitoring through California’s AB-617 and investigated health- and equity-centric decarbonization pathways throughout the Western United States. Audrey has also worked or interned with the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and as an environmental consultant. She completed her master’s thesis with the former, focusing on the modifying effects of proximity to greenness on human health outcomes during heat waves. 

When Audrey isn’t reading papers or writing code, you can probably find her competing in triathlons, enjoying nature, or (badly) performing improv comedy.