My teaching, research and service focuses on promoting equitable outcomes for persons with disabilities, both at home and abroad. My lived experience as person with a disability drew me to this research and often equips me with a perspective that tends to uncover gaps in current research methodology and fresh approaches to building more inclusive and sustainable cities.
Currently I hold the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. I have taught courses on policy evaluation, community development, and international disability rights at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, and at American University’s School for International Service.
When I am not writing or teaching I listen to classical music, as well as ski, sail, and dance salsa.