I am an educator and researcher broadly interested in creating fairer cities for under-resourced populations. My transdisciplinary work uses qualitative and visualization strategies informed by feminist and intersectional perspectives to make sense of everyday metropolitan inequities and opportunities and the processes that cause them. I explore such issues by focusing on territories’ power structures, politics of difference, migration, ordinary built environments, labor, food, and care.
Today I am a visiting assistant professor in Urban and Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Culinaria Research Centre. From 2017-2021 I was the digital research director for New York University’s City Food. Before that, I worked as an urban planner and architectural historian on infrastructure and community development projects in Los Angeles and New York City.