Cheryl investigates social, physical, and market challenges to create and drive equitable and sustainable solutions essential for healthy communities.


Cheryl is an Analyst at Karp Strategies. An urban planner by training, Cheryl brings experience in community and economic development, market research, and stakeholder engagement. Since joining the firm in 2018, Cheryl has delivered workforce development analysis for an offshore wind developer, coordinated public engagement for a public agency’s resiliency initiative in a waterfront community, and assessed activation and revenue generation opportunities for a State-owned maritime asset. Prior to joining Karp Strategies, Cheryl worked for Feeding America in San Diego. She holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies & Planning from the University of California, San Diego. Cheryl has lived in London, Belgium, Singapore, Los Angeles, Beijing, and San Diego, and enjoys running and reading in her spare time.

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Urban Development


Stakeholder Engagement


Qualitative Research


Geographic Information Systems


Economic & Community Development


Public Health & Wellness

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