Detail thinker with big-picture planning. People and pedestrians first. Accessibility junkie. Community champion. Aspiring race traitor. Prize-winning knitter. Discusser of "forbidden" topics. Artist of many media. Physicist by training. Expert cat-botherer. Will read the first three chapters of any book. Spreadsheet wizard. Not meek.
I am entering my last year of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at SJSU, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.
As a short person, I stand on many soap boxes. A partial list, in no particular order :
climate change is real
racism is real and planners can help redress its effects
trans rights are human rights
digital rights and access will change the world
all work is intersectional
access to the outdoors is critical for mental health
experiential learning and getting my hands dirty
music and dance are for everyone always
the best empathy-building exercise is to work retail
everyone should work in a commercial food space at some point
communities are everywhere around us and contain valuable knowledge