I am a Master of City Planning student at UC Berkeley with a passionate interest in supporting the growth and development of urban areas. In particular, my current focus is promoting urban housing development in cities. In order to do so, I hope to work with the real estate industry to find creative solutions to build housing in urban infill locations. I am also a staunch advocate for land use reform and investments in public transportation that will allow for the continued growth of urban areas into the future. Finally, I am interested in using the tools of data science and technology—particularly, open source programming languages and data visualization software—to promote a common understanding of and interest in these issues.
Previously I have interned at the San Francisco Planning Department, where I created an online application to visualize and summarize the city’s development pipeline. I have also worked as a research assistant at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute (EPIC). In this role, I managed energy efficiency experiments with utility companies and conducted data analysis for energy economics research papers. I have also worked as an intern at the Brooking Institution in Washington, DC and at the Centre for Microfinance in India.