Graduate Research Assistant
Professional Development Chair, CRPSO
Dean's Ambassador

As a native Austinite, witnessing the rapid growth and change of Austin was what spurred me to go to graduate school in order to get the education I would need to help plan for the future of the city. I am currently pursuing a dual masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Community and Regional Planning from the School of Architecture and Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. With the combination of the two programs at UT, I'm hoping to blend my passions of environmental sustainability, social equity, and urban livability to find solutions to the challenges faced by Austin and other communities around the U.S.

Additionally, I work in the UTSOA Career Services Office as the CRP Liaison. I act as a voice for CRP students in the Careers Services Office and provide job placement advice, resources, and opportunities to students and alumni.

Education

  • MSCRP Candidate, UT Austin School of Architecture
  • MPAff Candidate, UT Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • BA Environmental Studies, Southwestern University
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