Alyssa Jaje

Alyssa Jaje Master's Candidate (4+1)

Hometown: Lemont, IL

Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?

I am a 4+1 student, so I have been studying urban planning at the University of Illinois since my first year of undergrad. I also have a minor in landscape studies.

Why did you choose to attend DURP at UIUC?

I have always enjoyed how devoted the faculty members are to the planning program and their students. Each faculty member brings something unique to the classroom and I have countless opportunities to explore the multidimensional field of planning. DURP at UIUC offers a lot of flexibility to customize my education, and that was the most appealing aspect of the program.

What are your career ambitions?

I would like to work in the affordable housing sector. Additionally, I am interested in the ways housing influences residents and how other institutions work in favor or against housing outcomes. I would like to make affordable and safe housing more accessible.

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