Jerome is the Planning Director at KDI’s Los Angeles office. Jerome is passionate about collaborating with community members to realize their potential as designers and planners of their neighborhoods and cities, with a focus on finding the sites and places that can be activated – immediately and in the long-term – to improve lives. Jerome oversees KDI’s regional and statewide programming, policy and advocacy. Before joining KDI, he worked for Van Alen Institute, the Flint Public Art Project, the Design Trust for Public Space, James Corner Field Operations, and Baltimore City Department of Planning. His experience spans landscape architecture, urban planning and community organizing in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Jerome has Masters Degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.