I am at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, where I'm focusing on land use, regulatory restraints and economic development.
Before I came to UIC, I worked as a journalist. Most recently, I covered real estate and politics in Silicon Valley. Before that, I was based in Turkey. I have written for Belt Magazine and Roads & Kingdoms, among many others. I was also part of the founding editorial teams at Timeline and Ajam Media Collective.
I was raised in the Midwest.