Fayola Jacobs is an assistant professor in the urban and regional planning area. Prior to her appointment in August 2019, she was a postdoctoral associate with the CREATE Initiative.
She completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University, and earned her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at UNC – Chapel Hill. Her graduate research focused on interrogating disaster mitigation plans and policies through a Black feminist lens.
Before graduate school, she worked for a mental health agency, creating and facilitating anti-oppression workshops on migration, racism and mental health.