Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Studies why cities do what they do. Why are they formed the way they are? What makes urban development persist and why? What organizations make for healthy neighborhoods and why? How do forms of government change outcomes in urban areas? She teaches a course on Data Visualization for Masters of Public Policy students in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. The course teaches students theoretical and technical skills to tell stories in pictures – where “pictures” are compelling visual illustrations of numbers and data. As the major project for the course, students engage with a community partner to either create a new or improve existing data visualization.