Originally from Iowa City, IA, Evan has lived in Minneapolis since graduating from St. Olaf in 2015. After studying Sociology/Anthropology and doing two years in AmeriCorps, he became deeply interested in the ways that community advocacy can inform academic research. Evan's transition to Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning has allowed him to explore the practical ways research can elevate local knowledge. His current focus is on the areas of environmental justice and equity planning. In the past, he's researched brownfield redevelopment, specifically, its potential for transforming post-industrial urban land and its role in green gentrification. Outside of his academic work, Evan enjoys playing soccer, visiting local craft breweries, and producing music.
Master of Public Policy (University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2020)
BA in Sociology/Anthropology & Political Science (St. Olaf College, 2015)