Welcome! I am a human geographer, focused on social and environmental justice movements, environmental politics, houseless issues, housing/gentrification, community organizing, and popular education. I use traditional social science methods as well as participatory action research-oriented approaches to investigate and intervene in urban socio-environmental change. I also collaborate with biophysical scientists and grassroots groups to investigate and mitigate pollution in vulnerable communities. Teaching is an integral part of all of my work, whether I am working with undergraduate students to design and conduct research or facilitating applied research with community organizations.
I currently have a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and am affiliated with the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. I am working with Right 2 Survive on a project called RESTING SAFE, focused on the role of houseless-run communities in broader movements for more just cities.
I have a PhD in Urban Studies from the Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning at Portland State University, where I was also a National Science Foundation-IGERT Fellow and Fellow-Mentor. For the past fifteen years, I have taught in university classrooms, public middle and high schools, social service agencies catering to homeless youth, and a wide variety of community-based settings.
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