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Angeliz Encarnacion Burgos

Angeliz Encarnacion Burgos
Academic Institution: University of Texas at Austin Location: Austin, Texas Cohort Start Year: 2016 Research Topics: Built Environment and Health, Urban Development Population Served: Caribbean Region
PHD STUDENT, ARCHITECTURE (COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING)

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Angeliz E. Encarnacion Burgos will explore the intersections between urban development and health in the Caribbean Region. She is particularly interested in political economy, local governments’ development agendas, exclusions and marginalization; and how they play as key elements in health, environment and urban life outcomes.

MORE ABOUT ANGELIZ
Angeliz Encarnacion Burgos is a first-year Ph.D. student at The University of Texas, Austin. Originally from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, she completed her BS and her Master’s in Planning at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Angeliz then worked on the Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Project for two years with AmeriCorps. As part of ENLACE’s interdisciplinary approach, she was involved not only in the design of instruments to measure program efficiency and collect data in urban and environmental matters, but in social planning issues as well, including adult literacy, violence prevention and housing programs. During this time, she designed methodological approaches and workshops on participatory mapping for an environmental awareness program. She developed a comprehensive GIS database for both ENLACE and the Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust. Before entering her PhD program, she was working as Associate Director of Research Affairs at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine.

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