Sara Hodges

Visiting Assistant Professor Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
Sara Hodges is a geographer, data scientist, and interactive cartographer with a focus on identifying inequities in public service delivery through spatial and quantitative analysis of public policy. Her core research areas include environmental justice, education finance, segregation, electoral access, and redistricting. She loves to find intuitive and beautiful ways to share her research with policy-makers and the public. Her professional experience includes serving as the Director of Data and Visualization at the non-profit education finance research organization EdBuild, as a geospatial expert for the Afghan National Environmental Protection Agency, and as a spatial researcher and interactive cartographer on projects from redistricting in Georgia, the New York City land use review process, and access to environmental amenities. Sara is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment where she teaches students to use an interdisciplinary and justice-centered approach to data analysis and mapping. She has a Master of Art degree in Geography from Hunter College - CUNY and a Bachelor of Art degree in Mathematics from Colorado College.


Hudson Access Project, Research and Advocacy Roadmap (2024)