I am a civil rights attorney with a background in architecture, law, and public policy. I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and spent the last thirteen years in Syracuse, Atlanta, and New Orleans.
Thankful to be back in the Midwest, I am thrilled to call Minnesota, and the Twin Cities, home. There is something about this state, and its proximity to the Dakotas, that feels inherently whole and familiar.
I spent the first five years of my career working for the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on issues of prisoner reentry, fair housing, and housing segregation. The most transformative experience at HUD stemmed from my time in Washington DC as a member of HUD's "Team Reentry"—a product of the agency's Emerging Leaders Program. This team, in addition to my time in New Orleans learning from some of the country's most formidable criminal justice leaders, provided much of the fuel for All Square, a civil rights social enterprise in MInneapolis that launched in August, 2016.
- 07.20.17 From Overt to Covert: How Segregation Persists in America, Metropolis Magazine. Read here.
- 05.14.21. Alex, Waxing & Waning Literary Journal. Read here.
Interviews & Press
- 03.01.20 Interview on the Today Show
- 02.11.20 Interview with the BBC
- 06.21.19 Interview on Next Level Leader podcast
- 10.04.18 Discussion with Fast Company
- 09.06.18 Interview with Minnesota Public Radio
01.29.18 Interview with Tony Loyd's Social Entrepreneur
02.09.17: Discussion on Archinect Sessions: Empathy Deficit
03.01.17: Interview with Kare 11's Jana Shortal.
10.14.16: Interview for Archinect's "Working out of the Box" series
09.09.16: Interview on Fox9 News with Maury Glover
09.07.16: Article with the Southwest Journal
09.09.16: Article with the Daily News
09.24.16: Article with Culture Magazine
09.25.16: Article with the Washington Times (Associated Press)