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Student Profiles

Rial Carver
Kansas State University
I started to realize that the part of the job I enjoyed most were the tasks that required strategic visioning and big picture thinking. I knew from my undergraduate degree that urban planning could offer training in that kind of thinking, so I started to consider urban planning graduate programs.
Nicole Marrocco
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
To be more effective, I felt that I needed additional technical skills and a solid foundation in community development, real estate, and land use.
Hugo Agosto
Portland State University
Affordable housing is my passion! Housing is a fundamental right, and everyone is entitled to a quality and safe space.
Amanda Sapala
Florida State University
You might be surprised to hear, like I was, that other people will talk about how their city, and its design, has impacted them in personal and emotional ways.
Meryem Belkadi
University of Cincinnati
My master’s thesis research assesses the housing delivery system, through the analysis of the financial tools aimed at slum dwellers, in the context of slum clearance programs in Morocco.
Kylie Wyatt
University of Kansas
As a planner, I will be able to use everything I’ve learned at KU to change policy, engage with communities, and work on interdisciplinary teams to create a future that we can be proud of.
Anna Stokes
Columbia University
Coming from a public policy background, I realized throughout my professional experience as an urban planner how important it is to visually communicate and develop ideas.
Alex Halloway
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Similar to my time growing up, I get a lot of joy from the fact that I get to study in a region with diverse communities. In North Carolina there are, among other things, mountainous communities and coastal communities, growing communities, and shrinking communities.
Mary Nicol
University of Illinois at Chicago
I was selected as a fellow, which has provided me with several unique opportunities, including helping to write the city’s Resilience Strategy and supporting the work of the Mayor’s Mobility Task Force as they create a set of mobility recommendations for the next mayor.
Camden Miller
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The field of urban planning is unlike any other discipline in that it impacts every single person, every single day.

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