Introducing Our New Editors for 2023

The Carolina Planning Journal (CPJ) and ∆NGLES are excited to announce the editors for the 2023-2024 school year: Candela Cerpa and Kathryn Cunningham. Read on to learn more about them.

CANDELA CERPA | Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Planning Journal

Candela Cerpa is a second-year master’s student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is interested in equitable disaster planning, particularly around floods. Born and raised in Uruguay, she received her bachelor of science in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of work and school, she enjoys cooking and eating good food, listening to audiobooks, and organizing around climate and social issues.

KATHRYN CUNNINGHAM | Managing Editor, Angles

Kathryn Cunningham is a second-year master’s student with the Department of City and Regional Planning whose interests include climate change adaptation, parks, and public space. She studied Environmental Studies at Williams College and before coming to graduate school, she was in the San Francisco Bay Area managing sustainability projects for a law school. When not in class, she enjoys reading, running, and checking out all of the many concert venues the Research Triangle has to offer.

Please join us in giving a huge thank you and congratulations to our outgoing editors Lance Gloss and Jo (Joungwon) Kwon! Lance has graduated with a Master of City and Regional Planning. Jo will be in her fifth year of her Ph.D. and will continue to be a part of CPJ in the 2023-2024 school year. Read on for reflections from the two editors.

I have loved serving the CPJ as Editor-in-Chief for the past year. So many minds came together to deliver this volume of the Journal; helping to guide that process was serious fun. Our writers delivered thought-provoking research and earned the fruits of building relationships with their editors. Our editors, too, were persistent and thoughtful, and all grew tremendously. Jo Kwon did an absolutely brilliant job managing Angles, leveling up the blog by all accounts. The staff at DCRP were there every step of the way to help connect the dots on logistics. Now, I know we are leaving the CPJ in excellent hands with Candela Cerpa and Kathryn Cunningham. As we go to print, I’m excited to hear from the rest of our team–that’s all of you, our readers–with your responses to the ideas the CPJ presents in Volume 48.

It was truly a pleasure to serve as the Managing Editor for Angles this past year. Working with such a talented and passionate group of individuals was an incredible experience. One of the things I loved most about my role as ME was the opportunity to work with such a diverse range of authors and editors. We had a diverse group of people, including seasoned professionals and up-and-coming students, working together to produce high-quality content that reflected a range of perspectives. As I step back, I’m confident Angles will continue to thrive under new leadership. Thank you for a memorable experience, and I look forward to supporting the journal and blog in 2023-2024.

Post by Kathryn Cunningham, Angles Managing Editor