- Graduate Research Assoc-GS Mat, OMI
116 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Victoria VanHouten is a second year masters candidate in the City & Regional Planning program at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. She has previous experience working with local municipal government which resulted in an expressed interest in the field of economic development. Through her interest in economic development she began collaborating with Dr. Ned Hill and Kathryn Kelley to discuss economic disparities between rural and urban communities. She began work for the Ohio Manufacturing Institute in December of 2016 and has worked on projects involving community development, product innovation research, startup program analysis, place making, urban revitalization, and economic development. She intends her main focus in practice to be through policy and advocacy in support of economic equality.