Katie Mott

CPR (MA Graduate Student - CPR - Lerner Center)

Katie Mott

Contact Information


Undergraduate Education

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry - Environmental Engineering 

Research Interests

  • Urban Food Access
  • Food Justice
  • Race, Class, Gender


Katie earned a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked designing green storm water infrastructure for the Philadelphia water department. Katie's interest in public health arose when interning with NGO Soil for Life in Cape Town, South Africa, an organization that teaches urban gardening in townships lacking access to basic necessities such as food and clean water. Her thesis research focuses on an independently owned grocery store closing in a predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhood where 40% of residents live below the poverty line.