I am a Switzer Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. I specialize in environmental planning, with a specific focus on social justice, infrastructure, and sustainability. My research considers the spatial distribution of environmental burdens, as well as the movements and policies that aim to build greater equity into capital plans. I highlight how adversely impacted low-income communities and communities of color contest and inform infrastructure development and maintenance programs. I am a former Graduate Fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Research on Social Change, as well as a recipient of UC Berkeley's Chancellor's and Michael B. Teitz fellowships. I will start as Assistant Professor with UT Austin's Community and Regional Planning program in fall 2018.
My scholarly pursuits are informed by professional practice, including work for the cities of San Francisco, New York, and Richmond, CA, as well as for the Greenlining Institute. I hold a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.