Vanessa Gray

Vanessa Gray

Vanessa Gray is a Senior Adjunct instructor in Political Science. She has been teaching environmental politics courses at UMass Lowell since 2002, and she began incorporating Climate Interactive's World Climate simulation into her international relations sections in 2013.

Dr. Gray's published work includes a journal article that examines patterns of violent conflict in Colombia's wilderness regions. The fieldwork for her doctoral dissertation, back in the 1990s, offered her an unforgettable glimpse into the challenges that communities and individuals confront in the remote places where the world's frenetic demand for resources is now focused.