Kathryn (Kate) earned her M.A. in Urban Studies from Fordham University in 2022. After having worked in the architecture and historic preservation fields, she pursued her degree to supplement her professional experiences with critical study of the structural forces impacting social and economic justice in cities. Her graduate research explored innovative approaches to affordable and supportive housing and sustainable development. A former language educator in Newark and San Francisco as well as Helsinki, Finland, Kate brings a deep appreciation for cultural heritage to her work at the lab.