Chelsea leverages policy analysis and impactful community engagement to build more equitable and inclusive communities and cities.
Chelsea is a graduate analyst with experience in policy analysis, community development, and stakeholder engagement. Her past experience working in the public sector motivated her to pursue a career in urban planning in order to work at the intersection of policy and placemaking. She is passionate about urban planning’s potential to implement creative solutions to issues of equity and resilience in communities and cities.
Prior to joining Karp Strategies, Chelsea worked on affordable housing policy at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, D.C. Her work at HUD focused on implementing grants for low-income housing projects in collaboration with regional field offices and community stakeholders. She also engaged in community development projects in Morocco as a Peace Corps Youth Development Specialist after completing her undergraduate studies. During her time as a Peace Corps volunteer, she collaborated with community members to develop skill-building workshops and regional youth summer programming. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from George Washington University and is currently pursuing a Master of Urban Planning degree with a focus on community and economic development and data analytics from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. In her free time, she enjoys running in Central Park and reading outside with a good cup of coffee.