Nathan Jellen is a Master’s student in City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah and is pursuing an emphasis in ecological planning. Prior to his studies at the U, he received a BA and MA in French Studies from Brigham Young University. His graduate work at BYU focused on the appropriation of prominent places in 16th-century Paris by the different political factions of the Fronde. At the U, his interests are in resource management, climate action planning, urban agriculture, and environmental justice. He recently participated in the 2016 EPA Rainworks Challenge and is currently part of an NSF-funded research team studying the environmental benefits and impacts of community gardens.