Danielle Massey is currently pursuing an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning. Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, she received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. While in her undergraduate, she began research on the extent and indicators of gentrification in Polk County, Iowa. She is primarily concerned with the economic vitality and social-wellbeing of citizens within an urban area. Furthermore, her current graduate research focuses on providing alternative transportation opportunities for non-driving employees to their workplaces in Dane County. She is expected to graduate in May of 2020 with an M.S. in Urban & Regional Planning with a concentration in Economic Development.