Shadeen Dixon is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. She previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture Technology at NY City College of Technology. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for her professor, researching sustainable and climate change-mitigated strategies for the Build It Back Sandy initiative. Additionally, she actively contributed to developing presentations on sustainable practices showcased at renowned forums such as AIA (American Institute of Architects) and the Center for Architecture, advocating for eco-friendly architectural approaches. As an advocate for housing justice, she is dedicated to addressing the housing needs of disenfranchised African-American communities. She strongly believes in inclusive decision-making and actively involves community members in her work. Valuing community perspectives, she focuses on sustainable and affordable housing practices, fostering empowerment and uplifting the voices of these communities. In her community projects, she plans to integrate healthy sustainable design practices and green infrastructure, prioritizing environmental responsibility while ensuring affordability and accessibility for all residents. Her goal is to contribute to equitable and inclusive urban development by proposing design strategies that promote social equity and resilience. She envisions architecture as a catalyst for positive change, empowering communities to thrive in sustainable environments that withstand the challenges of housing justice and climate change.