I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I am majoring in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Geography. I spent most of my early childhood in England before moving back to the United States in 2001. I then went on to attend New Trier Township High School in the Chicago suburbs. I currently split my non-school months in Los Angeles and Chicago.
I chose to pursue a degree in Urban Planning because I am very interested in improving cities by making them more livable, healthier, functional, and sustainable. My biggest interest is the sustainable aspect of those improvements, as well as how better transportation planning is crucial to that aspect. Sustainability is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century, and I believe that a career in urban planning is one of the best options for addressing this issue.