Hi! I am Carlisle. I am a PhD student, wife, and mom. I grew up in Charleston, SC, attended Clemson University, and now live in Blacksburg, VA. I received my Master of Public Health from Virginia and found a passion for studying the built environment and walkability. My doctorate is quite interdisciplinary, bridging interests in urban planning, gerontology, and the human animal bond. After graduating, I hope to teach at the University level. When I am not working on research or my dissertation you can find me cooking, biking with my son and husband, planning a camping trip, or spending time with friends at the park with our pup Bella in tow.