My approach to design and architecture is informed by my interdisciplinary research and teaching at the university-level. Broadly, my research and teaching interests include feminist and queer geographies, research methods, and intersectionality. My research focuses on the socio-economic impacts of gentrification on communities of color and sensation as a critical dimension of spatial production. That being said, my approach and commitment to design and architecture is informed by community relationships. In addition to NOMA, I am an active member in local and national community-driven and academy-facing organizations such as the Association of American Geographers, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the South Central Collaborative (Phoenix).