Michael R. Allen: Michael is a senior lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and lecturer in American Culture Studies. Allen developed and taught the Decoding the City course.

Eleni Andris: Eleni Andris worked on Decoding the City as a Goldman Fellow at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis during summer 2017. Eleni is a junior majoring in American Culture Studies and minoring in Architecture at the university.


Molly Calvo

Ryan Deloach

Jenn DeRose

Julie Flory: Julie Flory is completing her Master of Arts in American Culture Studies in August 2017. She came to St. Louis in 2014 from the University of Notre Dame, where she had worked in public relations for 13 years. She currently serves as assistant vice chancellor for campus communications in Washington University’s Office of Public Affairs.

Shonda Gray

Sean Gunsten:  Sean has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hendrix College and has worked at the Washington University School of Medicine as a Senior Research Technician for the last 10 years. He is currently seeking to change careers completely and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. However, lately he’s been drawing and painting too much and has been particularly addicted to linocut and relief printmaking.

Ashley Holder: Ashley is a rising senior studying Architecture and Art History. After she graduates she hopes to explore the fields of public interest design and social entrepreneurship.

Darrell James

Christine Qu

Abigail Reid

Peter Taylor:  Peter is three classes from finishing his A.M. in American Cultural Studies. He then plans on pursuing a doctoral program somewhere with a focus on the urban African American experience of the early twentieth century.

Stephanie VanCardo: Stephanie is a graduate student pursuing a degree in American Culture studies. / “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African proverb

Samantha Villaire

Terri Williams: Terri is a native of East St. Louis, IL and a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in American Culture Studies. Most recently, she has worked as the research assistant for the Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park, Its People and Place exhibit displayed at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Currently she is assisting film maker Denise Ward-Brown with the production of Never Been a Time, a documentary about the 1917 East St. Louis pogrom (race riot). Williams is a proud graduate of Maryville University where, in 2008, she received her bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership.