Joelle Miller is an Urban Planning master’s candidate at New York University, focusing on how to create greener and healthier spaces for low-income residents. Joelle graduated from California State University San Marcos with a B.S. in Environmental Science in 2017. As an undergraduate, her research focused on food apartheids in lower income communities, the effect of pesticides on farm workers, and the cause of Flint Michigan’s water contamination. After graduating, she gained professional experience as a Constituent Services Representative for the New York State Assembly, working for the New York City Housing Authority and being employed with Urban Development, an urban planning company. Joelle is currently interested in how to use zoning ordinances to protect communities from environmental health hazards and to ensure all communities have outdoor amenities.