My work as an urban planner and researcher explores the relationships between community development and food, and between the built environment and the natural world. I am interested how to create spaces that build community and how to cultivate the conditions for radical justice and well being.
I am currently getting my Masters in Urban Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where my thesis research focuses on community seed libraries and the movement to preserve and protect biodiversity, cultural traditions, and ecological knowledge. I hold leadership positions in Womxn in Design, Healthy Places GSD, and the Community Design Learning Initiative at the GSD.
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.
My personal creative practices explore food, bodies and, ecological relations through acts of radical hospitality, nourishment, and community care. I am a collector of recipes, heirloom beans, poems about food, and visions of feminist utopias. I have a degree in English Literature from Kenyon College and my favorite poems are l(a by E.E Cummings and Ode to an Onion by Pablo Neruda.