Does your city invite you to get out and walk down the street? Would you feel safe and comfortable there; would it make you happy? Do comfortable and accessible streets meaningfully influence wellbeing compared with numerous other challenges? Can streets be designed to be more welcoming, human-oriented spaces? Can science help identify and substantiate these opportunities?
These are the questions that drive my work. I am currently pursuing a PhD in City & Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, where I use data-informed approaches to investigate how urban design affects psychology and behavior, particularly in the context of transportation. I'm also a consultant with Alta Planning + Design, and a Co-Editor of the Berkeley Planning Journal.