Lou Seltz

Master’s research assistant

McGill University

Lou Seltz received her BA in Economics from Bard College, where as a research assistant she first became interested in issues of land tenure, ecological economics, and food justice. After graduating with a fellowship from the Levy Economics Institute, Lou worked as a grassroots organizer to fight for political representation of small farmers across the US. Finding that some of the most inspiring activism was taking place at the level of local politics, she decided to turn to Urban Planning, which she now studies at the Masters level at McGill University.


  • Housing affordability and alternative tenure models
  • Sustainability planning
  • Food security


  • Master of Urban Planning, 2020 (expected)

    McGill University

  • BA in Economics, 2016

    Bard College