Dr. Sophonie Milande Joseph is a Community Planner & Advocacy Coordinator in the Equitable Neighborhoods practice.
Prior to joining the TakeRoot Justice team, Sophonie completed applied research on urbanism in Haiti in order to analyze the country’s decentralization and disaster planning context.
She currently sits on the board of BlackSpace, a Black urbanist collective of architects, planners, artists and designers that strive for environments that recognize, affirm, and amplify Black agency, discourse and thought. Sophonie’s ongoing academic and artistic interests continue through her membership and service on the board of the Haitian Studies Association and the Black Realities Grant. Through her participation in parallel professional, academic and artistic spheres, she has built formidable skills in the realms of community-based planning, intersectional feminism, and environmental justice.
Sophonie is currently an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Candidate of the New York City Chapter of the American Planning Association.