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Veronique (Vero) Arguello

Master of Science in Urban Planning ’23

  • Graduate Planning Society Member
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Secretary
  • Faculty Distinction Award
  • Outstanding GPA Award

Home Town
Mesilla, New Mexico

Master’s Project
University of Arizona Extreme Weather Plan


Water is life.


Gu’waad’zi! I would like to thank my family and friends who provided me with support and encouragement throughout this graduate school journey. My grandparents, parents, sisters, brother, aunties, and uncles, cousins, and family pets showed nothing but love throughout my program virtually, and the few times I traveled back home. And to my study buddies, I am so grateful for the laughs, study sessions, coffee/tea stops, and all-nighters that got us through it. I want to thank my planning colleagues, especially my capstone group, wishing you all the best in the future! Shout out to the Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security Sovereignty program, the University of Arizona AISES Chapter, the Native American Science Engineering Program, and the Sandia National Laboratories Indian Energy Program for providing me the opportunity to explore my interests outside of the classroom. With them, throughout these two years, I have been blessed with experiences traveling from the west coast to the east coast, and of course, around the beautiful Southwest. I keep you all near and deep in my heart for believing in me, and I am also excited about new beginnings! Peace out and much love! #Classof2023.



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