Joining the UBRI team in 2017, Enjoli draws on experience in housing, community and economic development, neighborhood planning, and food systems planning through research and community-based work.
While pursuing her master’s degree, Enjoli held numerous research positions both at the University at Buffalo and beyond. Enjoli was a core team member at UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, contributing to research focused on understanding barriers and opportunities for community food systems. During the summer of 2016, Enjoli served as a research fellow in the California Community Partnerships Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, supporting projects on opportunity mapping, equity indices, and state and local housing policy in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also worked with various faculty in UB’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, providing research support to projects on historic preservation and community engagement.
Through her research assistant roles, Enjoli has contributed to numerous publications. Most notably, she co-edited a forthcoming special issue of the journal Built Environment on planning for equitable urban and regional food systems and co-authored a chapter for the forthcoming book Integrating Food into Urban Planning edited by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She also co-authored a journal article on immigration trends and adaptive reuse projects to be published in the Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability and co-authored a journal article on the civic engagement efforts of HUD Sustainable Communities grantees (including One Region Forward) to appear in HUD’s Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research.
Beyond Enjoli’s research experience, she worked as a program coordinator for Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and the Community Action Organization of Western New York where she developed strategies for youth and family engagement in school and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Enjoli also serves on the Board of Directors for the City Honors/Fosdick-Masten Park Foundation.
Enjoli holds 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 (2015-2017) and Western New York Prosperity Fellow (2016-2017) and received the Academic Excellence Award (2016, 2017), Best Final Project Award (2017), AICP Outstanding Planning Student Award (2017), and was part of the team that won the WNY APA Outstanding Student Project (Group Studio) Award (2017).