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Emerging Projects

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In addition to the projects listed on this website, some other projects that I’m also currently working on include: India Basin Shoreline Park |San Francisco, CA Adjacent to the NOW Hunters Point project, India Basin Shoreline Park is a project to redevelop and expand an…

Woodland Park

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Consisting of 1800 naturally occurring affordable (rent control) units, Woodland Park is a sprawling development on the westside of the city of East Palo Alto (EPA). EPA is a primarily low-wage community of color, with a significant Latino and historic African American populations. The city,…

OMCA

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Location: Oakland, California Client: Oakland Museum of California Role: Designer, Social Innovation Strategist Date: 2017 About Creative placemaking is defined as public, private, not-for-profit, and community sectors partnering to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region through…

Clean Team Ghana

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Approximately 1 billion urban dwellers worldwide lack adequate sanitation facilities in their homes. In Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, that figure is less than 20 percent. For those without in home access, their options are to walk long distances to a public toilet…

Friendship Court

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Friendship Court is a 40-year old low-income affordable housing complex in Charlottesville, VA. Located just 2 blocks south from the street where Heather Heyer was killed during the racist incursion in 2017. But the wounds of racial injustice in Charlottesville didn’t start with that tragedy….

NOW Hunters Point

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For much of its history, San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point has been home to many industrial uses, including a power plant. In 2006, community lobbying helped lead to its closure and its owner, Pacific Gas & Electric, worked with the community to undertake a process…

PopupHealth

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Globally, poverty has often been linked with poor healthcare access and health outcomes. This is true even in “Western” countries such as the U.S. and U.K. Varied system actors such as healthcare companies, governments, and nonprofits have tried various strategies to increase access and improve…

Jacaranda Health

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In East Africa, rates of maternal mortality are over 100 times higher than they are in Europe. And in Kenya, women regularly report mistreatment and verbal abuse by hospital staff. It is in this context that the social enterprise Jacaranda Health has emerged. The company…

Safe Spaces Nigeria

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A human centered design research project to develop strategies that equip girls in Northern Nigeria with better socioeconomic assets and their internal capacity to leverage them

SmartLife

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Using a human-centered process to define the offer and developing a combined solution (water, hygiene, and nutrition) that can have a deeper and lasting impact.