My research falls at the intersection of human-environment interaction. I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the Geography and Urban Studies department at Temple University and received my doctoral degree from The Graduate Center at The City University of New York.  I focus on research that explores human-environment interaction through environmental perception and policy, identity, and planning. My work in the past has focused on the impacts of environmental policy and the production of urban space through greening policies. I am interested in environmental inequity and restoration, and how this process is shifting as a result of changing urban landscapes.

My research interests concern: environmental and human geography, urban political ecology,  environmental inequity, perception, and health, planning, water contamination and resources, environmental gentrification and displacement, brownfields, and waterfront redevelopment.

I have also held planning positions in the past, including environmental, sustainability, and transportation planning positions. I feel my research benefits from having performed these roles in the past.

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