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Alaina Van Slooten
Graduate Analyst

Alaina leverages data analysis, research, and stakeholder collaboration to envision more resilient, equitable, and sustainable communities.

AREAs of expertise

Alaina is a Graduate Analyst with experience in data analysis, project management, and research. She was drawn to urban planning as an interdisciplinary way to combine broad interests in climate change, GIS and analytics, and equity and justice. She is committed to working on the frontlines of climate adaptation, resilience, and justice in urban environments.

Prior to joining Karp Strategies, Alaina worked with The Nature Conservancy’s New York Cities Team on research and advocacy to support and grow green infrastructure. She supported work to create the comprehensive State of the Urban Forest in NYC report and convened the cross-sector Forest for All NYC coalition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing a Masters in City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech, Alaina is a Thera Richter Fellow and conducts economic development research with Dr. Paige Clayton related to patterns of entrepreneurship and innovation. In her free time, she likes to cook, explore new places to eat, and take long walks.


Spatial Analysis using GIS


Resiliency + Sustainability


Stakeholder Engagement


Project Management

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