I am a rising second-year master's student in the City Planning program with a concentration in Smart Cities. I am particularly interested in understanding how we as planners can better leverage data to develop more equitable policies and drive better decision-making. Prior to attending Penn, I studied at the University of Virginia (go Hoos!), majoring in public policy and middle eastern studies. For the last few years I have lived and worked in Washington D.C. as a consultant for a federal contractor, primarily providing knowledge management and data analytics services at NASA Headquarters. I am an avid tennis player and runner and love to take advantage of the Schuylkill River Trail. I am also a major foodie and will gladly recommend or take any restaurant suggestions in the Philadelphia area!