At the intersection of labor, climate, and tenant organizing, I work toward a future where housing is a public utility. I have been organizing for a Just Transition with the Architecture Lobby’s Green New Deal Working Group since 2020. I am also a member of the Alternative Building Collective, which organizes practitioners in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry towards climate action and alternative development models.

In my professional work, I perform construction administration and project management with non-profit organizations with roots in the city's community housing movement of the 1970s-1980s. Prior to this, I worked for Outside Development, an architectural research practice where I provided mapping and research assistance, to advocate for a urban form-of-life capable of breaking our dependence on fossil fuels.

Salt House
    A hallucinatory character study from Alice Notley’s “The Descent of Alette.”

  • “Then I saw” “what I thought at first” “was a dead end—” “a wall” “As I neared the 

  • wall,” “an opening” “in the ground in” “front of it” “became apparent—” “which turned out to be” “finally” “a staircase” “descending deeply” “below the level” “of caves” “I hesitated briefly—” “the corridor, the staircase” “were 

  • so plain & empty” “Then I began to “descend the staircase” “I couldn’t see” “to the bottom” “of it” “at all” Somehow the staircase was lit” “so that only” “those steps were visible” “that fell directly” “in front of me” “I descended” “& descended,”

  • “winding round & round,” “became” “wobbly legged,” “sometimes proceeded” “very slowly” But then” “there was” “a scent in” “the air” “It was the smell of” “a river,” “a smell of water & weed” “A piece of white down” “drifted past me:” “tule fuzz”

  • “on a breeze,” “a real breeze “Suddenly I stepped down” “onto” “earth again” “& passed through a door” “into night air” “I stood” “on a riverbank,” “water flickering” “yellow-white” “in electric light” “cast by the bulb at” “this exit” “I wondered” 

  • “if I hadn’t” “somehow been here” “

  • before” “A river at night:” “No,” “all rivers at night,” “I thought,” “are the same—” “that’s all . . .” “then the voice said,” “‘Keep walking’” “I walked to” “the river’s edge,” “took off my shoes,” “left them there”

  • “Began to wade” “into the water”

Notley, Alice. The Descent of Alette, 1996