Mila Hamilton is graduate student in the Master of City and Regional Planning program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, focusing on community development and housing as pathways for reparative and transformative justice. Before coming to Bloustein, they served as a youth worker and educator in Minneapolis, MN in public schools and community‐based youth programs for the past 10 years. Their focus with this work has been towards co‐building racially equitable educational and community spaces. During this time, they earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Metropolitan State University. Later, they completed a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on youth policy and youth civic engagement. A lifelong Quaker, Mila has a keen awareness and skill towards supporting organizational and community development projects through consensus-based processes. For the past 4 years they have worked with American Friends Service Committee, serving on the Board of Directors and as Clerk of the Friends Relations Committee. Mila is very excited about their work at the Bloustein School and at the Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement and the possibilities these experiences will bring to their future work with community.