Vana is a graduate student at George Washington University where she is working towards her MPH degree with a focus on Environmental Health Science and Policy. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she studied the social impacts of natural disasters. Vana is looking forward to working with and empowering communities in creating support networks and environmental adaptations to better prepare for the effects of climate change. She is committed to environmental justice and healthy equity for all.