Rosa Bandeirinha (pronoun indifferent) is a communications professional based in Salt Lake City. Rosa earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Planning from the University of Coimbra in their native country Portugal. After working as an architect for 4 years in Madrid, Spain, Rosa started a journey in the communications field for non-profits driven by a passion for equity in urban spaces, public art, graphic design, and social justice. Rosa loves to ride a bike or walk Lucy the Great Dane on the Jordan River Parkway or Liberty Park.
Alessandro Rigolon lives in Sugar House, and he envisions Salt Lake City as a place where everyone can truly belong. He loves his family, riding bikes, the great outdoors, and Salt Lake City. He has a Ph.D. in Design and Planning from the University of Colorado Denver, and he has worked in planning and architecture for over 15 years. He believes that abundant housing of different types is a fundamental building block to making our city more inclusive and affordable. He is also a big fan of data, community engagement, and evidence-based policies.
Matthew Morriss is a resident of the Glendale neighborhood of Salt Lake City who's been active in trying to improve bicycling infrastructure in the city through his participation in the Bicycle Advisory Committee. As he's seen numerous friends get priced out of buying homes in Salt Lake City at the same time his neighbors are lobbying against apartments, he felt motivated to see how he could help motivate change for more equitable and sustainable housing options. By day, he's a geologist with the Utah Geological Survey.
As the owner and founder of a Salt Lake City-based development firm that focuses largely on infill multi-family development, Jordan Atkin is a career housing advocate who finds purpose in getting involved with organizations that improve quality of life for our communities and neighbors. Jordan hopes to apply the values and insights he has learned during more than ten years in development to help achieve an equitable Salt Lake City in which good housing is accessible to all.
Having lived in Salt Lake City his entire life, Atticus Edwards has witnessed firsthand his hometown's rapid growth and the consequences of the ongoing housing crisis on his friends and neighbors living along the Wasatch Front. He is webmaster, editor, and writer for SLC Neighbors for more Neighbors. He enjoys writing, literature, philosophy, community-building, and policy decisions grounded in thorough research. Atticus stares into the distance in his spare time.
After nearly two decades in clinical care and public health, with expertise in the intersection of HIV and substance use, McCall Christensen decided to switch from reactive prevention to proactive prevention by furthering her education in the Master of City and Metropolitan Planning Program at the University of Utah. McCall's background in public health delivers a unique boots-on-the-ground perspective on urban planning, policy, and design practices. Her advocacy work aims to mitigate the perpetuation of harms caused by inequities and exacerbated by ineffective and oppressive policies.