I have served as a graduate student instructor for core courses in UC Berkeley’s Master of City Planning curriculum, including planning methods, planning practice, and environmental policy. My goal is to foster students’ knowledge and critical thinking skills about the intersection of the built environment and social justice. Through content that incorporates classic planning theory, current events, and students’ personal experiences, I encourage students to view themselves as current and future actors in the field.
Environmental Policy & Regulation
Examines emerging trends in environmental planning and policy and the basic regulatory framework for environmental planning encountered in the U.S.
Planning Methods Gateway Part I
Introduces Master of City Planning (MCP) students to a suite of data collection, data analysis, problem solving, and presentation methods that are essential for practicing planners. Focuses on supporting integrated problem solving, using a case-based approach to introduce methods in sequenced building-blocks.
Planning Methods Gateway Part II
Prepares MCP students for more advanced courses in statistics, GIS, observation, qualitative methods, survey methods, and public participation.
Introduction to Planning Practice
Using challenging real-world cases, this course covers the persistent dilemmas, the power and limits of planning action, the multiple roles in which planners find themselves in communities around the globe, and the political and other constraints that planners face as they try to be effective.
Race and the City
This practice-based course examines the causes and effects of inequity in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on who benefits from economic development decisions. It exposes students to public and nonprofit sector individuals and institutions laying the groundwork for an equitable regional economy.