James is a recent graduate of the Masters of City Planning program and is interested in various anti-displacement strategies, particularly affordable housing development. Before graduate school, James worked for TransForm, a transportation advocacy and community planning non-profit. He is committed to making the planning process more equitable for vulnerable communities – particularly immigrants and low income populations. James has spent his entire life in the Bay Area – growing up in Hayward and receiving his Bachelors degrees from UC Berkeley. He now works in affordable housing development in the East Bay.