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Vanessa Lueck

Vanessa Lueck

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


Vanessa Lueck is a PhD student at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She studies sustainable climate change adaptation and complex adaptive systems, focusing on coastal communities and policy, governance and implementation of sea level rise induced retreat and relocation. Hailing from Alaska and having lived and worked in the Netherlands, she is convinced that governments and organizations at all scales need to cooperate and prepare for the consequences of sea level rise in coastal areas. Vanessa holds a JD from University of Minnesota Law School and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • SOS 220 - Systems Thinking
  • SOS 321 - Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems


  • JD, Law, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Political Science, University of Chicago


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

Wrigley Fellowship

International Human Rights Internship Grant

MacArthur International Internship Grant