PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin
Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Houston
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from University of Houston
My research is driven by an interest in becoming a man of value, as Einstein said, "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." As such, I am passionate about the intersectionality of building health communities, green infrastructure, and social justice.
My interest in how people use space and how that space affects people stems from my background in anthropology and has led me to use mostly qualitative methods that I now mix with GIS. My mixed background also leads me to crave multidisciplinary collaboration.
Recent research has included how the power of financing plays out in increasing bike/ped infrastructure, and I am currently working on equity and access to parks in highly segregated cities.
1st place Big Bend Institute of Transportation Engineers presentation scholarship
3 Minute Thesis Runner-up Eisenhower Fellowship
2016 Florida Planning and Zoning Association's Outstanding Planning Student
1st Place Post It or Pitch It Contest (Sustainable Tallahassee Conference)
I am new to being involved with the Fellows Society, but with a fundamentally varied and multi-disciplinary background, I appreciate the opportunity to meet and learn about research going on in disciplines outside my own. I feel that collaboration and varied outlooks help to bring out more creative solutions and ultimately better outcomes.