MUP, Master of Urban Planning at University of Washington
MPA, Master of Public Administration at University of Washington
BA, Environmental Studies at Knox College
Eli grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He has lived in a variety of places, from urban Seattle, small town Galesburg, Illinois, for college, Thailand for study abroad, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a small coastal town in the Philippines. Before pursuing planning, he worked for over three years in natural resource conservation in fisheries and coastal resources. As a planner he values advancing social and racial equity and striving to address climate change. When not working, Eli enjoys reading and listening to podcasts on walks, board games with his fiancé, and spending time with their cat, Carl.