Who is The Urban Strategist?

Mission Statement

To lead, engage, strategize, and build equitable relationships one community at a time.

My blog The Urban Strategist is the very definition of who I am personally and professionally. My mission statement and values define who I am and where I have been. My career has spanned nearly two decades working in housing, transit, political campaigns and as a business analyst. I have a burning desire to do things differently. To change the status quo based on my lived experiences.

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Throughout my career, while I am grateful for what I accomplished, it was challenging to incorporate a social justice lens to transit planning because of the nature of the industry - siloed, technical and very few people of colour in leadership positions.

Whether it is innovations in transportation, regionalization or housing opportunities, there is room to understand social justice within the intersection of equity. It is about the diversity of lived experiences and bringing those people to the table to make policy decisions better.

I am now focused on moving forward as I embark on this re-envisioned journey. I have ambitions and dreams. I am being authentic and telling MY story.

I am also listening to your stories and to understand your lived experiences so that we can make our workplaces and professions more diverse and inclusive.