Erik Woyciesjes

Erik Woyciesjes is a second-year Master of Urban Planning student specializing in
economic development. Prior to UB, Erik earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English
Literature from Union College with minors in Classics and Environmental Science. In
the years between his undergraduate study and UB, Erik worked in the Craft Beer
industry as a brewer, during which time he also earned a graduate certificate in GIS.
Erik is interested in studying how economic development and spatial analysis can be
applied to address the growing challenges of rapid urbanization, and globalization. Through his work he hopes to better understand how planning and policy research can be applied to address these issues as well as to cultivate and strengthen equitable food systems and healthy communities.