My work as an urban planner and researcher explores relationships between communities and food, between the built and the natural world, and between our cities and justice. I am interested in the praxis of creating spaces that build community and cultivating conditions for equitable health and wellbeing. A natural caretaker and empath, I bring these qualities to my investigations of place, justice, narrative, design, and the built environment.
I am currently getting my Masters in Urban Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. My thesis research explores the political ecology of community-level seed saving. My interests as a planner are in food systems planning; urban ecology; and environmental and economic justice.
I am a collector of recipes, heirloom beans, poems about food, and visions of feminist utopias. Prior to planning school, I wore many different hats in the food and agriculture world as a cheesemonger, wine merchant, baker, event planner, farmers market manager, and culinary educator.