My name is Kate Vavra-Musser. I am currently a PhD Student in the Population, Health, and Place program with the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. This program is an interdisciplinary program combining with the Spatial Sciences Institute, and Departments of Sociology and Preventative Medicine at USC.

My work centers on the topics of environmental health, environmental justice, sustainability, equity, and climate change. One of my career goals is to focus on work which improves the lives of people and the health of the environment. My drive to do good work is my motivation to volunteer with DSSG.

My technical skills include coding and statistical programming in R, Stata, and Python, mapping in QGIS and ArcGIS, and data visualization. I also have some experience with SAS, SQL, and Postgres.

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Full name: Kate Vavra-Musser
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Volunteer background
Education: PhD on Population, Place, and Health (in-progress) (University of Southern California)
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Hours available per week: 10
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Volunteer projects

Project name Organization name Social impact area Project summary Task name Task status
Community Vulnerability Index Community Insight and Impact Education Data driven assessment of community needs across multiple axes; currently focused on COVID-19 but will be useful for other pandemics or disasters. Geospatial analysis Started