mother of two,
Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech.
In the summer of 2019 I taught the Tech undergraduate course
CP 4020, Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning.

My dissertation was on how Latino-owned businesses perform in different U.S. metropolitan areas
and what that implies about ethnic entrepreneurship and economic development.
Other interests: public transit; transport costs and regional economies;
how globalization plays out at local and regional scales;
how public spaces reflect (and shape) social and cultural assumptions.

When I'm not writing about people making value in places
I'm often writing about pop culture and pop music,
most often for The Singles Jukebox.
I like being serious about silly things.
Come read some of my recent published work,
or check the blog (for casual planning commentary)
or the Pillowfort (for more fangirly stuff).

Finally: above image courtesy of Joel Mann, copyright 2006.
Do check out what he has to say about it.