Photo by the amazing  Martha Swann-Quinn

Photo by the amazing Martha Swann-Quinn


I am an urban geographer specializing in how urban plans & policies shape city spaces and city life. I’m currently a PhD student at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and I’ve previously worked as a policy analyst in Chicago. I’ve also been deeply influenced by my time spent working with a prison education program in Central Illinois. When I don’t have my nose buried in a book, I’m probably out walking my rescue dog, Maya.

research interests

urban geography, urban planning & policy, “the city,” public space, public & affordable housing, policing, prisons, race/ethnicity, poverty, and qualitative methods