Joining UBRI in 2017, Enjoli provides research design, data analysis, and writing support across projects, including: Rain Check, Buffalo Billion Phase II East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, Center for Diversity Innovation, and The Racial Equity Dividend. Enjoli draws on over five years of experience working with academic research centers and community-based organizations in Western New York to produce data and research that is relevant and actionable for those working to advance equity and inclusion.
Prior to UBRI, Enjoli worked as a racial equity initiatives associate with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. While pursuing her master’s degree, Enjoli was a research assistant at UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab. She also worked as a research assistant to various faculty members in UB’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, providing support to projects on monitoring neighborhood change and evaluating community engagement in shrinking city-regions. In 2016, Enjoli contributed to projects on affordable housing and prisoner reentry as a research fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley. She has also worked as an AmeriCorps tutor with Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and youth services counselor with the Community Action Organization of Western New York. Enjoli currently serves on the Board of Directors for the City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation.
Enjoli received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and African American studies from Princeton University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University at Buffalo, where she was an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow and Western New York Prosperity Fellow and received departmental awards for academic and planning excellence. She also received the 2017 AICP Outstanding Student Award and was part of the studio team that won the 2017 Western NY APA and Upstate NY APA Outstanding Student Project Awards. Enjoli has co-authored journal articles in Built Environment and Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, and a chapter in the book Integrating Food into Urban Planning. When she’s not writing, she enjoys comic books, sci-fi shows, and her cat Bliss.