Lucy joined the Young Foundation in February 2016 as a Junior Researcher/Project Associate working primarily across a range of projects within the Places programme, including Northern Ireland, Wales and Leeds. Her previous work experience and interests are in environmental sustainability, community-based placemaking, and participatory research methodologies.
She has previously worked as a facilitator for the ECOLE Project, a socially innovative live-in research hub working to bring together institutional and community partners around environmental and social sustainability. In line with her interest in inclusive placemaking, she previously worked with Planning Aid for Scotland supporting the delivery of community-led designed charrettes and increasing the accessibility of the town planning system for marginalized groups. She has also worked as a research assistant within the cultural and economic geography departments at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, on projects ranging from ethnic minority livelihoods in East Asia to racial profiling by criminal justice officers in New York City.
Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Lucy has a BA in Environment & Urban Studies from McGill University and has also studied at the University of Edinburgh.