Hometown: Phoenix, AZ


Pronouns: she/her

Why I'm minoring in Urban Studies: I'm really passionate about sustainability in cities as well as the roles that urban planners and city governments play in protecting against environmental injustices and ensuring fair sustainability policies for all communities!

Career goals/future plans: Currently, I'm very undecided about my career goals, but am considering pursuing environmental law, urban planning, academia, and the working in the ...

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Why are you majoring in Urban Studies?

I am majoring in Urban Studies because in one major I found a comprehensive inclusion of my many different interests. From social justice issues of housing or policing, to environmental sustainability issues of equitable food systems, to the way urban design can influence immigration patterns, Urban Studies continues to stimulate me and lead me in the direction of social good while never failing to be relevant and engaging.

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Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Pronouns: She/Her

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies: I am majoring in urban studies because I have a passion for people, the environment, and architecture. Urban studies is the perfect field where my interests all coalesce. I want to be able to use city planning to come up with community-led and community-oriented strategies to address not only our world’s environmental needs but to tackle social and economic sustainability as well. I believe my major in urban studies ...

Hometown: Athens, GR

Pronouns: He/Him

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies: I love learning about cities and the ways in which people interact with the built environment, and I am also interested in learning about how cities can be designed and run sustainably. Moreover I love architecture, design and public policy, which are all fields that fall under the umbrella of Urban Studies.

Something else you should know about me: I love writing and recording music and creating art. I have ...


Hometown: San Diego, CA


Why I'm majoring (or minoring) in Urban Studies: I love the major's interdisciplinary approach to studying urban life, including the multiple methodologies it's exposed me to (anthropological, ecological, architectural, historical, sociological, and pedagogical). Urban Studies has facilitated a revolution in how I think about cities and their denizens.

Career goal / Future plans: I'm an aspiring elementary/middle school educator, so my next step is to go to ...

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Hometown: Houston, Texas

Pronouns: She/Her

Why I'm minoring in Urban Studies: I love learning about city planning, public spaces, and how people interact with the built environment. Urban Studies and Architecture go hand and hand, and there is a lot of overlap in my classes. I think Urban Studies is especially important in the future as cities grow.

Favorite class/professor: URBANST 148: Who Owns Your City?: Institutional Real Estate Seminar with Claire Cormier Thielke. Like me, Claire ...

HometownNewport Beach, CA


Pronouns: She/Her

Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies: I'm majoring in Urban Studies because it groups my academic interests of history, political science, and global health into one major.

Other academic interests: Human Biology minor