Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?
I attended University of Maryland, College Park and majored in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and minored in Sustainability Studies.
Why did you choose to attend DURP at U of I?
Being born and raised in Maryland, I wanted to experience something different and be exposed to a different environment. Once I found out that the program combined theory and practice and was highly ranked among other planning schools, I knew that Illinois was the right choice for me.
What are your career ambitions?
I want to become an Urban Planning professor at a research institution. My research interests are disaster planning and recovery. Through research and planning practice, I aspire to help disadvantaged communities prepare and recover from flooding disasters.