Emily Seiple

Emily Seiple
University of Iowa
Urban and Regional Planning

Emily Seiple is a second-year Master’s student in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus on equity, housing policy, and the impact of disaster and recovery planning on underserved communities. She has a deep love of interdisciplinary collaboration and contested spaces, stemming from a project exploring Iowa City’s mysterious Mesquakie Park and missing links between the built environment and sense of community belonging. She is interested in bridging her background in creative writing and literacy with civic education, finding new ways to expand community choice and involvement in the plans that impact their futures.