Isis Moon Gamble

Community Planning Fellow • 2023

University/College The New School


Isis Moon Gamble is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban design and planning from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development from Portland State University. Her research is focused on the right affordable and accessible modes of public transportation, mobility justice, and social movements. She is uniquely interested in how affordable housing and transportation policies can be utilized together to ensure our cities are accessible for all. She is inspired by her past work on the ORCA Card (Transit Card) Opportunity Project with Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Housing Authority, where she worked to roll out a new program for 1,500 eligible Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) tenants who received free and unlimited use transit passes. She has worked as a community organizer, is actively engaged in neighborhood mutual aid efforts, and has years of experience in community outreach and engagement. Isis has a strong commitment to grassroots planning and collaborative design practices- she is constantly reminded of the great Jane Jacob’s quote “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.