Editorial Board

PIERCE HOLLOWAY | Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Planning Journal

Pierce Holloway is a second-year master’s student at the Department of City and Regional Planning with a focus on Climate Change Adaptation. Before coming to Chapel Hill he worked as a geospatial analyst for Urban3, working on visualizing economic productivity of communities and states. Through his coursework he hopes to explore the nexus between adaptation for climate change and community equitability. In his free time, he enjoys long bike rides, trail running, and any excuse to play outside. 

EMMA VINELLA-BRUSHER | Managing Editor, Angles

Emma Vinella-Brusher is a second-year dual degree Master’s student in City and Regional Planning and Public Health interested in equity, mobility, and food security. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, she received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Carleton College before spending four years at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Cambridge, MA. In her free time, Emma enjoys running, bike rides, live music, and laughing at her own jokes.

JO KWON | Writer & Editor

Jo (Joungwon) Kwon is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She hopes to interweave various data sets and narratives of housing and communities together with new digital technologies. With a background in Statistics and English Literature, she received her M.A. in Computational Media at Duke University. In her free time, she enjoys watching indie films, going to live performances, and drinking good coffee.


Elijah Gullett is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Public Policy with minors in Urban Studies and Environmental Justice. His academic interests include fair and affordable housing, sustainable development, and LGBTQ+ urban life.

RUBY BRINKERHOFF | Writer & Editor

Ruby is a second year master’s student in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Ruby specializes in land use and environmental planning, with a sustained interest in food systems, climate change, and equitable access to resources. Ruby received a dual bachelor’s degree from Guilford College in Biology and Religious Studies. She loves playing music, exploring North Carolina, and owning a lot of books that she never reads.

EVE LETTAU | Writer & Editor

Eve Lettau is a second-year Master’s student in City and Regional planning, studying equitable economic development. She’s passionate about how good jobs create access to good housing opportunities and vice versa. Originally from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, she received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech. In her free time she spends time hiking with her 2 year old puppy or taking care of her much-too-large plant collection.

AMY PATRONELLA | Writer & Editor

Amy Patronella is a first-year Master’s student in City and Regional Planning. Her upbringing in Houston,TX informs her interest in the nexus of mobility, green space, and climate resilience. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Communication with minors in Public Policy and Sustainability from the George Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, biking, and talking Texas politics with anyone who will listen.


Mad Bankson is a queer planner and geographer raised in the South. In their capacity as a researcher at DataWorks NC, Mad focuses on issues related to property ownership, gentrification, and eviction in their current home city of Durham, North Carolina. A second-year Master’s student in City and Regional Planning concentrating in land use and environmental planning, Mad is most interested in planning practice that centers land justice, climate resiliency, and community self-governance.


Duncan Dodson is a queer planner and researcher from Oklahoma. Community engagement efforts, disaster-relief administration, and data-driven conservation in Durham and DC brought Duncan to Carolina. He is a second-year Master’s student in City and Regional Planning, exploring mitigation of climate change impacts on low-income and marginalized communities. He is most interested in strategies designed and driven by community members and organizations, and those that center on climate justice.

JAMES HAMILTON | Writer & Editor

James Hamilton is a first-year Master’s student with the Department of City and Regional Planning whose interests center on urban design in relation to community marginalization, environmental justice, societal cohesion, and suburban retrofit. He studied public policy and economics at Duke University and has since worked in New Orleans and New York before circling back to the triangle. Never happier than when he is hiking up a mountain or travelling on a train, James fails to commit enough time to his average writing collections, ambitious reading list, and lifelong rugby enthusiasm.


Cameron McBroom-Fitterer is a first-year Master’s student in City and Regional planning whose interests include climate change adaptation, coastal hazards, and mass transit. Before moving to Carolina, he was raised in Miami, FL, where he earned an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Miami in Coral Gables. In his free time, Cameron enjoys playing music, watching a good film, and supporting his hometown sports teams.

3 thoughts on “Editorial Board

  1. Hello! I am a transportation planner and a DCRP alum from 2005. I used to be one of the Carolina Planning Journal coeditors! I had an idea for you. Have you considered making your blog a group on LinkedIn? Increasingly the planners I know our subscribing to groups on LinkedIn, and reading articles there, and then sharing them with their LinkedIn contacts. I think that if the blog were set up this way, you would find many people adding your group to their profile, thereby expanding the reach of your blog. If you look at the LinkedIn groups on planning topics, you will see that they are numerous, encompassing sustainability, transit, affordable housing, etc. I would like to see Planetizen set up a group on LinkedIn, but they have not done so yet. Me know your thoughts!


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