I have decided to join the rest of the world and start a blog. Well, start a blog that isn’t completely absurd and embarrassing. You know, one that I can attach to my name and professional status (or lack thereof).

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on analysing the outcomes of policies related to housing and urban regeneration.  I am a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health.  I am the policy and research director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s advocates for walking, biking, and safer streets. I am a tremendous nerd, but I have a good time being that way.

I am also trying to make it as a novelist, which is a long, slow process which may or may not ever come to fruition, but I will at least get a gold star that says “You Tried.”

I used to work at the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, which taught me more than I realised at the time, and for which I am forever grateful.

I live in Manhattan, but I am an unapologetic ex-Londoner and I will take every opportunity possible to talk about those places because, quite frankly, they are twin centers of the world and everywhere else pales by comparison…hey, just calling it how I see it. If you would like to rant back at me, drop a line to juliakite gmail. My online CV with all my professional details and whatnot can be found at www.juliakite.com. Thanks for reading!


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