I am a Doctoral Student in Urban Information Systems at MIT, studying the transformation of urban informal work as it is mediated by emerging technologies and digitization. For my research I use novel datasets and spatial analytics to understand the dynamics of informal systems at a more nuanced, granular level, especially as they adapt to the changing city.
Past research has included using satellite imagery to study displacement of street markets in Mexico City, utilizing a mix of administrative datasets to map inequitable policing of sidewalk vending in New York City, and conducting spatial and economic analyses of food halls in Singapore. I am currently a part of the MIT CREATE team seeking to build more inclusive urban spaces for marginalized, small scale retailers in Boston and Durban.
You can learn more about past and current projects here.