a bit about me:
My work as an urban planner, researcher, and creative practitioner is grounded in the relationships between communities, ecologies, and food systems. I am motivated by a desire create spaces and systems that build community and cultivate conditions for radical justice and well being. My areas of expertise are: food sovereignty, alternative economies and cooperatives, sustainable agriculture, and urban ecology.
In May 2019 I received my Masters in Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. My Thesis on community seed libraries and grassroots movements to preserve and protect biodiversity, cultural traditions, and ecological knowledge was the recipient of the Harvard Urban Planning and Design Thesis Prize.
My personal practices explore how to pair building worlds around food with a critical analysis of the 'conventional' food system. I am interested in creating place-based alternatives that care for our bodies, biodiversity, and social justice. I am a collector of recipes, heirloom beans, poems about food, and visions of feminist utopias. My first degree is in English Literature from Kenyon College. Prior to planning school, I wore many different hats in the food and agriculture world as a cheesemonger, baker, event planner, farmers market manager, and culinary educator.