Valerie Moye

Valerie Moye

Biography

Valerie Moye is pursuing a career linking sustainability science, urban planning, and information technology to create resource efficient cities. She is currently completing a master’s degree in environmental management with an emphasis on sustainable urban and industrial systems. Her primary interest lies in measuring and communicating the resource consumption, or environmental footprints, of different types of human settlements. In her Master’s work, Valerie is investigating how academic concepts such as urban metabolism can be translated into useful tools for sustainable development organizations. She has a keen interest in using Web 2.0 technologies and social entrepreneurship approaches to scale urban sustainability solutions at national and global scales. Valerie is currently leading a project to develop an open data standard for community greenhouse gas emissions. This summer Valerie is researching coupled energy-water-materials footprints and industrial symbiosis potential in Indian cities as part of an international NSF research team. Valerie is the President of the Land Use and Urban Coalition at Yale (LUCY), member of the Industrial Environmental Management student group, and writer for the Yale Environment Review. Valerie’s interest in urban sustainability blossomed during her two years at the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Sustainability where she developed a sustainability metrics program for the city. She also served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer promoting solid waste management in a rural Peruvian town. Valerie holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies: Ecology and Biodiversity from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Fellow Activity

Fellows in the News | Sep 24, 2014
Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership | Jul 16, 2014

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
2013
Academic Background:
Yale School of the Environment, MEM
Current Position:
Sr. Customer Success Manager, Smart Cities
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Expertise:
Architecture & Urban Planning
Business & Finance

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