Fayola Jacobs joined the CREATE Initiative as a postdoctoral associate in December 2018. She completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University and a master’s 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. As chair of the CREATE Initiative’s Policy Think Tank, she is excited to work with communities to envision and create more equitable environmental futures.