I am a writer, researcher, data and policy analyst with advanced degrees in sociology and law from Northwestern University. I also have extensive experience in ethnographic,qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I specialize in socially sustainable development in the built environment, affordable housing, social policy relating to the arts and populcar culture. socially responsible travel and consumer finance and sustainable development in the built environment. I have also become involved in the civic hacking community, and was a runner up in the 2012 Center for Neighborhood Technology Sustainability hackathon.