Chloe Gurin-Sands - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Chloe Gurin-Sands

Chloe joined MPC as a research assistant in January 2016, and was then a Wayfinding Fellow before becoming an Associate in November. As a research assistant, Chloe worked on MPC’s Great Rivers Chicago initiative with the City of Chicago, focusing primarily on analyzing the public’s qualitative feedback. Chloe also used her time to complete the capstone project for her master’s degree in public health, which examined the potential health benefits of improving urban blue space through Great Rivers Chicago. Chloe now works on both Great Rivers Chicago and the Cost of Segregation initiative.

Chloe received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2016. While attending UIC, Chloe was a teaching assistant for the UIC Dialogue Initiative. During her program, she completed her practicum with the Adler University Institute on Social Exclusion, working on a Health Impact Assessment of converting a portion of the former Fisk & Crawford coal plant sites in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods to green space.

Chloe grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., and received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish (with minors in gender and health and Latino/a studies) from the University of Michigan. She lives in Pilsen, and spends her free time playing volleyball, going on long nature walks, enjoying the beach and reading.

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Chloe Gurin-Sands Associate
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M.P.H. in Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in Spanish, University of Michigan

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