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Vanessa Lueck

Vanessa Lueck

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


Vanessa Lueck is a PhD candidate at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University and holds a JD from University of Minnesota Law School and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago. She studies complex adaptive systems science, governance and sustainable climate change adaptation, with a specialization in sea level rise induced retreat and relocation.

She has been active in governance and sustainability at all scales ranging from local health care policy implementation to international climate change conferences and marine awareness for the maritime industry. She is convinced that governments and organizations, both NGO and private-sector, at all scales need to cooperate and support climate change adaptations.

Instructor Experience

  • SOS 321 - Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems

Teaching Assistant Experience

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

Research Experience

  • Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment, Dr. Hallie Eakin


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2020
  • JD, Law, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Political Science, University of Chicago


School of Sustainability Completion Fellowship

Wrigley Fellowship

MacArthur International Internship Grant

International Human Rights Internship Grant

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship