curriculum vitae


EDUCATION

CUNY School of Labor, Economic Democracy Fellow, Advanced Certificate in Workplace Democracy and Community Ownership
New York, NY

2022-2023


Pratt Institute MSc, City & Regional Planning

Brooklyn, NY

Thesis: This Space is Not Ours: Understanding Ingersoll Residents’ Struggles to Exert Control Over Public Space

2015-2017


Suffolk University Madrid
Study Abroad Program
2013


Suffolk University, B.A., Marketing Innovation & New Media, Information Systems and Operations Management & E-Commerce Minor
2011-2015

RESEARCH AREAS

black geographies - gentrification and displacement - black urbanism, decommodification and decommodified housing - housing financialization - public housing - community land trusts - housing cooperatives - shared equity - social housing - degrowth - land management - land adapatation

CONFERENCES & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Hunter College, Urban Studies, Guest Lecturer:

Research Methods and Policy Analysis Class
March 2022


Design Your City: Issues of Race & Equity in the Built Environment 

January 2021


BlackSpace free [ space ]: (re)learning + remembering abolition
December 2021


Hindsight Conference 2020, De-Centering Whiteness in Planning: Applying Racial Equity Tools

November 2020


EXPERIENCE
The Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Senior Program Manager - Black Homeownership Project
Jan. 2022 - Present

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Senior Policy Analyst, Neighborhood Stabilization
Dec. 2019 - Jan. 2022

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Project Manager, Neighborhood Stabilization
Apr. 2019 - Dec. 2019

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Neighborhood Planner
Jun. 2018 - Apr. 2019

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Field Manager, Zombie Homes Initiative
Jul. 2017 - Jun. 2018

Gehl Institute
Public Life & Public Safety Researcher
Oct. 2016 - Apr. 2017

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Communications Organizer
Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2016

Community Care of Brooklyn x MIT Co Labs
Community Health Researcher
Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016