I work at the intersection of data, urban planning, art and technology to build inclusive futures for cities.
I'm an urban planner, technologist and artist working to advance equity in smart cities.
Currently I am a Smart City Coordinator at the Office of Innovation at the City of San Antonio. My job is to coordinate projects that use technology to deliver public services while keeping an eye on transparency, security, equity and accessibility for everyone.
Previously, I've worked on smart city projects in government and academic settings both domestically and internationally for groups like City Form Labs in Singapore, and the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology Digital Services department. Locally, I was Data Director for the digitally native non-profit newsroom, the San Antonio Report.
Formerly I served on San Antonio’s Digital Inclusion Alliance (DIASA), which strives to bring digital equity and affordable internet access to all citizens of our community. Currently I serve on the Alamo Regional Data Alliance.
As CEO of Ouvert, I collaborate with creative partners to re-imagine, perform, play and co-create an equitable digital future.
I received a B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Plan II Arts at the University of Texas at Austin,and a Masters in City Design & Development from MIT DUSP.
"Move smart and build things: defining digital rights for a changing world," Smart Cities News
2013 - 2016
Master Urban Planning - City Design & Development
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2007 - 2011
B.S. Neuroscience, B.A. Plan II
University of Texas at Austin
Smart City Coordinator
Office of Innovation, City of San Antonio
CEO, Ouvert Digital Equity Studio
Data Director, The San Antonio Report
Researcher, City Form Labs
"Data Fictions", FLAX Studio
"Open Source Here", Dockspace Studio
"Cyborg Mestiza", HighWire Arts
"Renegotiating the Social Contract in Smart Cities," Some Thoughts.
“Tierrabyte: Democratizing San Antonio's Data," The Rivard Report.
“Planning for Digitally Mediated Public Space: Implications of IoT frameworks in Smart Cities” Responsive Cities: Urbanism in the Experience Age. Caxia Forum. Barcelona, Spain.
"Cultural Computation Issue 0", MIT.