Over the years, I've been developing and trialing different approaches and tools to put decision making and change rooted in physical place in the hands of people. This includes thinking about incremental design, "kit of parts", and grassroots action. I'm also interested in the question and role of public space across different cultures, especially through a woman’s lens.
I have worked at the UN Refugee Agency and San Francisco Planning Department and co-founded an initiative called Azraq Alive. I also have a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington, with a specialization in Community-Based Public Space Planning and Design for Global Challenges.
Outside the world of development, planning, design, and all that jazz, I also dedicate time to music, writing, and exercise.