Program: PhD
Supervisor: Jamie Peck
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Originally from Philadelphia, I have spent the past 2 years in Davis, CA, pursuing a masters in Community Development at the University of California, Davis. My undergraduate degree is in History, with a focus on 20th Century labor movements and urban development. After college, I spent time at an affordable housing development non-profit in the Bay Area and also worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Baltimore, MD. As a PhD student, I am interested in studying place-based labor organizing campaigns and the connections between space and economic inequality, particularly the mechanisms that contribute to the concentration of wealth and poverty in urban areas and the implications these concentrations have for labor market outcomes. In my free time I enjoy playing music and riding bikes with friends.”