Senior Editor, Routledge Press
I am currently a Senior Editor for Planning, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture books at Routledge. I publish a range of books in these areas, including textbooks for undergraduate and graduate courses, heavily illustrated professional titles for practicing planners, landscape architects, and urban designers, and research titles. I started my career in publishing as an intern at Indiana University Press, helping editors to organize the images in books and format manuscripts. I moved to New York to work for Columbia University Press, where I learned the publishing process from initial idea to book in hand. I’ve worked for a range of publishers, but I’ve always stayed in academic fields because I find it rewarding to work with professors to create new books and help to disseminate their research. While I don’t work on philosophy books, I find connections to my degree often as the building blocks for both applied and theoretical books on urban issues like the right to housing, creating caring cities, and sustainable urban development. I appreciate that my job has allowed me to stay adjacent and contribute to academia, while giving me more freedom to work in subject areas outside my direct expertise.