What is your day job?
I work as a researcher at the University of Louisville’s Center for Environmental policy and Management.

Why did you join YPAL?
I joined to expand not only my network but to be involved in helping the organization succeed. I see the success of organizations like YPAL as crucial for the future of Louisville.

How are you involved with YPAL?
I serve as an Ambassador.

Why did you choose Louisville?
Louisville is the largest small-town in the U.S., its unique charm, price of living and centrality in the region makes it a great place to be a young professional.

What was your first job?
My first job out of college was working for 55,000 Degrees and GLI as an AmeriCorps VISTA

What is your career ambition?
My career ambitions are centered around the creation of public policy that is both inclusive and equitable.

Book recommendation?
“Investing in Kids” by Timothy Bartik and “The New Geography of Jobs” by Enrico Moretti

What makes Louisville weird?
In many ways Louisville sees itself as a small town. While it has a collection of neighborhoods, many Louisvillians still experience a connectedness that is hard to find in cities this size.

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Side Bar, Silver Dollar, and Anselmo’s

What is the best career advice you have received?
Your own success does not have to come at the cost of someone else’s failure.

What is your favorite thing about being a YPAL member?
YPAL has given me an opportunity to meet individuals that I would never have met; while also creating conversations that will help make Louisville a better place.

Coolest place you have ever traveled?
Rural, Northern India.

Anything else cool you want to share? 
I recently started a non-profit, which will launch this May.