Valeria Loo-Kung Yi

Valeria Loo-Kung Yi BAUSP Candidate

Hometown: Born in Lima, Peru; raised in Morningside Heights in Manhattan

Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?

I am currently pursuing a Bachelors in Urban Studies and Planning and a Minor in Economics.

Why did you choose to attend DURP at UIUC?

I've always wanted to focus on urban planning in undergrad and UIUC offered me the opportunity to do this. I chose DURP because when I visited I could tell that the department would give me specialized attention that would foster success in my undergrad career. Being here I have the luxury of attending a large research university while having a small supportive community built into the major.

What are your career ambitions?

In conjunction with my urban studies planning degree, I hope to leverage my econ minor to doing more quantitative research either in the field of economic development planning or housing planning. 

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