I am a PhD candidate in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy under Professors Marlon Boarnet, Geoff Boeing, and Christian Redfearn. My research interests fall broadly under the umbrellas of urban data analytics, transportation, housing and real estate, and sustainability. I expect to complete my degree in May 2024, and am currently seeking a professorship at an Urban Planning or Geography department (or similar).
My work explores where and how new housing units are being added to the landscape and what this means for housing supply elasticities; how land and housing values relate to (and respond to changes in) urban consumer amenities, transportation access, and environmental quality; how streamlining entitlement processes can enable residential housing development; how different segments of the population are exposed to “disamenities” if trying to compete common errands on foot. To date, my work has been published in Urban Studies, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, and in Transport Findings.
Other projects include applying text mining methods to explore how online housing listings call attention to neighborhood amenities; studying dockless mobility; evaluating the degree of complementarity or sustainability between ridehailing and other modes of travel, and exploring survey data on resident satisfaction with public services and amenities.
Prior to venturing into academia, I studied economics and geography at Macalester College, interned at Brera, worked as a consultant/data scientist at Analysis Group, and volunteered through Delta Analytics.
Outside of academia and tinkering with data, I enjoy bicycles (road, mountain, touring, commuting – you name it!), hiking, collecting musical instruments, and experimenting in my kitchen.