I am an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the College of Architecture and Planning. My research and teaching are centered on transportation and social equity. I teach seminar and lab-based courses in transportation planning/policy, data analytics, and geographic information systems at the University of Colorado Denver. As a scholar, I focus on how transportation systems help or hinder the mobility of disadvantaged groups such as older adults, women, immigrants, and low-income households. I work on topics in the United States, India, and Canada.
I have been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) of the American Planning Association (APA) since 2014. Before joining academia I worked as a private sector consultant in India (2005-07; 1997-99) and at the Institute of Transportation Studies, Berkeley, CA (2003-05).
Prior to starting this position at CU Denver, I was an assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Over the 4.5 years I spent in Canada, I taught and supervised research students in Planning, Geography, and Transportation Engineering in classroom/seminar, studio, and lab-based settings.
I am the 2017 recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award of the Regional Development and Planning Speciality Group of the American Association of Geographers.