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The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geography Specialization

My dissertation "Unraveling the Geographies of the US Public Education System: an analysis of scale, segregation, and hegemony"traces the history of public education in the United States to understand the system's architecture and how it works to reproduce social inequities. I detail why many of today's educational policy "solutions" actually create more disparities and what's needed for effective change.


Hunter College

Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The GIS Certificate program is a 15-credit post-baccalaureate professional program that offers advanced training in Geographic Information Science (GIS), including theory and technical skills.


Brown University

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Ethnic Studies

My honors thesis "Local 1329: Protecting the Livelihood of Providence’s Longshoremen” documented the unionization of Providence’s Cape Verdean longshoremen and how the union transformed throughout the twentieth century.

Research and Mapping

September 2022 - Present

Co-Founder and CEO

  • Lead sales and marketing of North Arrow, a data visualization and analytics consultancy that builds impact maps and interactive impact reports for changemakers

  • Co-lead product development

April 2022 - Present

Data Visualization and GIS Consultant

  • Research the most suitable datasets for coalitions of nonprofits, elected officials, and community organizations that are working to reduce social inequities

  • Create interactive public dashboards with maps and graphs that are used to track progress toward reducing inequities

July 2013 - December 2021

June 2022 - Present

Research and Communications Consultant

  • Developed and executed research projects for the organization’s Inclusive Housing Program and Education Equity Initiative

  • Designed and facilitated structural racism workshops

  • Write grant proposals

April - June 2020

COVID and Cages

Project Co-lead and GIS Specialist

  • Researched and designed a series of maps that showed the spread of COVID in the U.S prison population

January - April 2020

Research Consultant

  • Conducted quantitative research for PRRAC’s housing mobility program

  • Created an interactive map and print maps

November 2019

Fox Point Cape Verdean Project

GIS Consultant

  • Created maps that compared the Tockwotton Fox Point neighborhood in 1962 to today to show the effects of “urban renewal” and displacement


Summer 2022

Data Analysis and Visualization Master’s Program,

CUNY Graduate Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Designed and taught a hands-on course called “Mapmaking and Visual Storytelling” that teaches students theoretical and technical skills

July 2021

The Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI)

GIS Instructor

Sept. 2018 - May 2021

Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI)

Digital Fellow

  • Developed and led workshops on digital research methods with a focus in GIS and mapping

Sept. 2014 - May 2017

Queens College

Adjunct Professor

  • Taught an introductory course to the field of Urban Studies

Organizing and Advocacy

2014 - Present

S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth

Board Member

  • Organize personal fundraising events that have raised over $15,000 for the organization

  • Assist with the organization’s public relations

2010 - 2013

ERASE Racism

Communications Coordinator & Housing Project Coordinator

  • Coordinated all of the organization’s written communications, including newsletters, web development and social media outreach

  • Led the organization’s Inclusive Housing Project to enforce fair housing on Long Island, NY

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