Meet a Short-Term Fellow: Fayola Jacobs


Fayola Jacobs
Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

IAS Short-Term Fellow, Water, Equity, & Justice


Fayola Jacobs is an Assistant Professor of urban planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at University of Minnesota. She uses Black feminism and environmental justice lenses to understand systemic environmental problems, particularly with respect to disasters and climate change. She is passionate about creating critical, equitable learning experiences in the service of building more just, sustainable futures. She completed her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University and earned her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before graduate school, she worked for a mental health agency, creating and facilitating anti-oppression workshops on migration, racism and mental health.

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