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 Econometrics.

Why did you choose to attend DURP at UIUC?

I always wanted to focus on urban planning in my undergraduate degree, and UIUC offered me the opportunity to do this. I chose DURP because I could tell that the department would commit to giving each student specialized attention and support. Studying in this department has given me the luxury of attending a large research university while still having a tight-knit academic community within DURP.

What are your career ambitions?

I hope to leverage my urban planning background and econometrics skillset to do more quantitative research in the field of economic development planning or real estate development feasibility. 

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