Ph.D. Candidate in Urban and Population Policy
The Woodrow Wilson School
& The Office of Population Research
Hi! I'm a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Urban and Population clusters of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. My research interests focus on the internal spatial structures of cities, including the nature of neighborhoods, dynamics of neighborhood change, neighborhood boundary definition and movement, local social and economic networks, and complexity and emergence sciences.
I grew up in West Philadelphia, where my heart still resides. I received my A.B. cum laude in Physics and Math from Harvard University in 2007. After graduation, I returned to Philadelphia to teach at West Philadelphia High School, and earned a M.S.Ed for Urban Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. My goal is to combine my physics and math passions with my lifelong love of cities to understand the processes that lead to unequal outcomes, deep segregation, and cycles of poverty.
In my spare time, I enjoy citywalks, crossword puzzles, hip-hop, tennis, and (very recently) running. I generally enjoy over-philosophizing about most things, and have been told that I have strong opinions about topics which are inappropriate to have strong opinions about.