Hi and welcome! I’m Evan Kuras (he/him/his), a freelance evaluator, educator, and ecologist focused on social change in urban ecosystems. I believe cities and their residents have the potential to address many of the global and local problems we face as a society. When you combine a high density and diversity of people and ideas with a connection and commitment to place, the possibilities for innovative and effective solutions are endless. Fortunately, there are tons of organizations, researchers, governments, and individuals trying to better understand the places where they live, spread awareness about key problems, and solve those problems together. I want to help this process along!
In addition to my freelance work, I am the Program Manager for the BU URBAN Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health (follow us on twitter!). Read more about the position here.
I am based in Somerville, MA, and my work primarily lives within the Greater Boston area, on the ancestral and colonized land of the Massa-adchu-es-et (Massachusett) and Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) Nations (learn more here).