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Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning

September 2016 - June 2021

x Fulbright Fellow

x Qualifying exams passed: December 2018

x Proposal passed: May 2019

x Defense passed: June 2021

Dissertation: “‘Mixité de façade’: How historically disinvested neighborhoods negotiate inclusionary zoning in Paris and New York”

Advisor: Lance Freeman

Committee: Malo Hutson, Elliott Sclar, Ester Fuchs and Van Tran

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon / University of California, Berkeley

Masters in Geography and Urban Planning, specialization Regional Strategy,

Decision-Making, Sustainable Development

September 2011 - June 2014

x High Honors

x Agrégation Teaching Civil Servantship contest in Geography,

Minor in History for University Level - Ranked 28th

x Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Thesis Topic: East Palo Alto: the Gentrification of a Suburban Ghetto? Urban Representations and Gentrification Pressure in the Silicon Valley -  Magna Cum Laude.

Université Lyon II/ Lyon III

Dual B.A. in Geography/ Urban Planning,

and Language, Literature & Civilization in English

September 2010 - June 2013

x Ranked 13th nationally at the entrance examination

Research internships in Senegal, Costa Rica and France

Thesis Topic: Good Fortune for the Fortunate: the Reception of Migrants in Rural Territory, the example of Los Santos, Costa Rica (Joint Research Unit 5281 Art-Dev Developing Actors, Resources and Territories).






2013: Explo'Ra Sup Grant for Graduate Studies Abroad 

2014: Mobilité École Normale Supérieure Grant for Graduate Studies Abroad

2016: PhD Fellowship from Columbia University GSAPP - Funding for coursework and early phases of dissertation

2016: Fulbright Fellowship - Commission Franco Américaine

2016: International House Residency in New York

2016: Fund II Foundation - International House Award

2016: Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Grant Award - Project Title: "The Fabric of Housing Landscapes in Washington, D.C." - Fulbright Foundation

2017: Davis Project for Peace Award - Project Title: "Women of Algiers in their Apartment" - Davis Foundation/ International House New York

2018: Juliet Flynt Marillonnet Memorial Fellowship - Fulbright Foundation

2018: Post-Conflict Cities Lab Ford Foundation Grant for Algiers Housing Case

2019: International Comparative Analyses on Land Policy Research Grant - Lincoln Land Institute of Land Policy [Principal Investigator: Dr. Lance Freeman]

2019: Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Grant Award - Project Title: “Leaving Red Lines: Segregation and Black Population Decline in the American Metropolis" - Fulbright Foundation 

2020: International call for projects SOLIDEV - Project Title: “A participatory planning FabLab in Algiers" - Mairie de Paris/ United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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