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Specialization: Land Use and Environmental Planning 

Hometown: Seoul, S. Korea, Syracuse, NY

Previous degrees: Bachelors of Applied Statistics and BA English Language and Literature – Chung-Ang University (CAU), MA Computational Media – Duke University


Jo’s previous work on “The Use of Geographic Information System for the Adaptive Reuse of Historical Sites: A Study of the Durham Belt Line Trail,” which is about the adaptive reuse of the Durham Belt Line, led her to Carolina Planning. Her research interests reside in visualizations as a tool to support climate action plans. She is currently the managing editor of Carolina Planning Journal’s blog, Angles, and serves on the PhD Policy Committee. In her previous years, Jo was a Weiss fellow engaging in Urban Livability seminars, an Adams fellow creating projects engaging with the local community, and a member of the Community Workshop Series providing computer fundamentals in local libraries in the triangle.