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 (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 movies, going to live performances, and drinking good coffee.

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Brandon Tubby is a graduate student at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School pursuing a Master of Accounting with a concentration in tax. He started writing for Angles as an undergraduate at UNC, where he completed his B.A. in Public Policy and minored in Urban Studies and Planning. Brandon competes as a distance runner on the varsity track & field team and will brag about the abundance of good running trails in the Triangle to anyone that will listen.


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.


Will Anderson is a fourth-year undergraduate student with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Urban Planning and Geographic Information Science. His academic interests include sustainability, land use planning, transportation planning, urban design, and architecture. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, and surfing.  


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 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 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.

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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