I have a keen interest in understanding cities and the societal mechanisms that shape them over time. With experience in regional planning, I have worked in urban analytics within the context of the greater Vancouver region, which is facing the conflicting pressures of sea level rise, urban densification, widespread homelessness, and a real estate crisis. In this context, I have mapped and quantified region-wide environmental indicators, modelled future land use trends, and forecasted future loss in forest biomass as a result of urban development. This work was instrumental in informing higher level decision making in the context of regional growth policies.
As a master student in Engineering and Policy Analysis at TU Delft, I am now applying data science and modelling techniques to inform public policy with regards to societal challenges (see my website for more data stories). I hope to specialize in data science within the context of urban systems and urban policy. As data driven solutions to urban challenges are transforming traditional systems of urban governance, I am excited to utilize such technologies to help design policies for resilient and livable cities.
Aside from my academic path, I have a passion for street and documentary photography. Most recently, I have worked as a documentary photographer on the topic of homelessness and drug addiction in Vancouver, BC. The objective of this work was to build a story of homelessness in the Greater Vancouver Region through a collaborative community-based research approach using photography and written documentary, as a way of capturing the images and stories of those who are living at the heart of the current opioid epidemic.
MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis, 2021
Delft University of Technology
Bachelor of Urban Forestry, Minor in Landscape and Recreation Planning, 2018
University of British Columbia