I am an urbanist, advocate, and writer with a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, where my focus was on transportation and urban design. I am currently winning grants, connecting with communities, and innovating game-changing programs at the Portland metro’s largest street user advocate (The Street Trust).
In my spare time I freelance articles on travel, history, technology, planning, and the city life. My writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Street Roots, The Corvallis Advocate, PDX Monthly, Willamette Week, Portland Tribune, BikePortland, and more. I have also co-produced a history podcast called Small Town America, co-written a screenplay for a documentary about Portland’s unique strip club scene (title TBD), and co-written a short film that was produced and screened at several indie festivals (Desire’s Masquerade).
Portland State University’s Ooligan Press will publish my first book, a graphic novel designed to encourage young people to prepare for natural disasters, in 2024.
Find out more about my work through my Linkedin profile or read some of my writing below.
The Oregonian (2020-)
- Opinion: Protesting an authoritarian police state is terrifying
- Readers Respond: Support Downtown Residents
Street Roots (selected) (2020-)
- How parking makes our city less livable and less affordable.
- Microtransit offers flexibility, convenience.
- As Healthy Businesses permit program enters phase two, business owners envision a new Portland
- ADUs aren’t enough. We need to build better neighborhoods.
- Permits for outdoor dining should continue.
- Accessory dwelling units provide solutions to housing shortage
- E-mobility for all keeps getting closer.
- We need to stop driving to work.
- Charging Drivers to use roads can be equitable. Here’s how to guarantee it.
- Reimagine What Our Parks Could Be
Corvallis Advocate (selected) (2020): Update: Corvallis Still Leaving Minority-Owned Businesses Behind
MEL Magazine (2020)
- When their strip club closed, these dancers hit the road as delivery women. Behold: Boober Eats.
- As strippers step down from the pole to work from home, their partners step up
Portland Tribune (2020): My View: Cars a Bigger Hazard than Scooters, Bikes
StreetSmart (selected) (2019): Best Practices for Complete Streets
Bike Portland (selected) (2019): Opinion: Riding a bike in Paris and the future of car-free lanes in Portland
Willamette Week (2019): Portland Accepting Bids to Demolish Downtown’s O’Bryant Square, Downtown’s Notorious “Paranoid Park”
Portland Monthly Magazine (2019): Will We Have to Pay to Drive on I-5?
BIKETOWN (2019): Proposal for New BIKETOWN Stations and Hubs
Portland State University (selected student papers) (2017-2020)
- A Historical Analysis of Portland’s Transportation System Plan
- Urban Growth Boundaries: Their History and Use in the United States
- Urban Form and the Importance of Small Town America in the 21st Century
- The Roots of Gentrification and their Effect on 21st Century Surburbia
Small Town America Podcast (2017-18)
- Moab, Utah: Ancient Crossroads of the West
- Eureka, California: West Coast’s Hidden Bay
- Wallace, Idaho: Silver Capital of the World
- Jackson, Wyoming: Home Below the Tetons
- Compton, California: Hub City of History
- San Juan Islands, Washington: Salmon, a Pig, and a Whale of a Coincidence
- Taos, New Mexico: Ancient Apartments, Earthships, and Easy Rider Fame
- Ashland, Oregon: Shakespeare, Lithium, and Nabokov
- Telluride, Colorado: From Minerals to Moguls
- St. Augustine, Florida: America’s Oldest European City
- Butte, Montana: Fierce Women and Copper Kings
- Burns, Oregon: Occupation on the Ranch Land
- Astoria, Oregon: New York invests in the West
- The Dalles, Oregon: When Cults Attack Cherry Town
- Coos Bay, Oregon: Indigenous Metropolis
The Matador Network (selected) (2015-18)
- The Protests From Around The World That Defined 2017
- Uber CEO Says We Will See Both Autonomous Taxis And Flying Cars Within Ten Years
- Mapped: The Decline Of Democracy Around The World
- Cape Town Is About To Be The First Global Modern City To Run Out Of Water
- There Is A New Epic-ly Beautiful Aurora And Its Name Is Steve
- 10 Movies That Immortalize Oregon
- Why Does It Seem Like Apple Is Deliberately Killing Off Old iPhones?
- You’ve Never Been To Portland Until You’ve Been To One Of Its Strip Clubs. Here’s Why
- People Throw Around The Word Gentrification Without Much Context. Check Out This Important History Lesson
- 8 Facts That Will Make You Stoked To Travel America By Train
- 12 Awesome Things To Do On A Friday Night In NYC When You Are Sober
Alondon (selected) (2016-2017)
- Aleppo Falls, With It Humanity
- Boris: A Foreign Secretary Emerges
- Shimon Peres Dies At 93
- Israel Recieves $38 Billion From US
- Brexit: How Will It Affect Israel?
- The Mass Murder That Hits Every American Nerve
- Labor Leader Sadiq Khan Elected Mayor Of London
- Things Get Worse In Labour’s Anti-Semitism Scandal
- British MP Suspended Over Accusations Of Anti-Semitism
- NUS Pres-Elect Responds To Criticism Of Anti-Semitic Remarks
The Bushwick Notebook (2015): Pumps- Where Old And New Brooklyn Meet And People Get Drunk, Naked And Happy
TheBlot Magazine (2015): Undressing New York’s Neo-Burlesque Scene
The Bushwick Daily (selected) (2014)
- It’s Little Dicks, Not Micropenis: SPP 2015
- Bushwick Open Studios 2015 Guide
- The Smallest Penis Pageant Is Returning for the 3rd Year
- Newly Built House of Yes Venue
- It’s ALIVE- The Living Sculptures of Michael Alan
- It’s Time To Lube Up- NYC’s PornFest
- Christmas Came Early- Santacon Organizers Pull Out Of Bushwick
- Bushwig Tears It Up Again
- The Most Amazing Exciting Drag Festival
- BOS Final Blow Out at Bizarre with Meryl Meisler and her Two Tales
- Foxy Merkins
- A Blast From the Dating Past
- Crowning the Second Mr Smallest Penis in Brooklyn
- It’s Time to Get Freaky at Kings County
- Last Call for Wannabe Mr Smallest Penis in Brooklyn
- Sister’s of the Wicked Wig
The New School Free Press (selected) (2012-2013)
- The New School’s Experience With Undoing Racism
- Diversity at The New School
- Protesters Break Barriers
- Students March for Students Protest Lack of Diversity at The New School
- Undoing Racism Workshop to Arrive at New School
- What A Stranger May Know
Sarah Lawrence College (selected student papers) (2009-2011)
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