My name is Jessica Ty Miller and I am a Geographer and doctoral student in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) department at the CUNY Graduate Center. My specialization is Geography with research interests in industrial waterfront redevelopment, urban political ecology, residential displacement and gentrification. I grew up in the polluted Mid-Ohio Valley, which fostered my interests in environmental inequalities and economic disparity. I have taught courses at Hunter College and have conducted research with several professors within the EES department. I have a master’s in Geography from San Francisco State University and have worked in several areas of environmental planning and resource management.
Before my academically focused life, I worked in communication and helped create several films and film festivals. As a current Program Social Media Fellow, I am working towards integrating information from many sources into a usable and focused series of social media pages. My interests in social media stem from her background in film, communication and other visual media and her use on social media in college classrooms.