Katie Zager

Social research specialist
704-687-1303
Colvard 3043

Biography

Katie Zager is a social research specialist with UNC Charlotte Metropolitan Studies, where she works on the Quality of Life Dashboard and has worked with Carolinas Health Care system. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and has also lived in Texas, California and Minnesota.

Education

Zager received a bachelor's degree in geography in 2012 from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. In 2014 she earned a master's degree in geography from UNC Charlotte.

Expertise

Zager works with Census data, neighborhood analyses and GIS mapping. Other interests include the relationship between health outcomes and neighborhood-level factors.

Jill Walker

Dilworth neighborhood activist
Dilworth Community Association

Biography

Born in the Bronx, Jill moved to Charlotte in 1980. Her earlier career included media support services at an NBC affiliate. As a long-time Dilworth resident, Walker has been active with the Dilworth Community Association. She also serves on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, the Dowd YMCA board and the Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan, a collaborative community-wide effort to create a unified vision for growth in the region.

Education

She received a B.S. in management from the State University of New York.

Expertise

For the past 11 years Walker has served as the neighborhood liaison, working with both developers and the Charlotte Planning Department to ensure appropriate infill development in Dilworth, a growing uptown neighborhood. She recently co-chaired an inaugural  campaign to promote neighborhood-sponsored public art in Dilworth, where a large-format sculpture that honors the founding of the neighborhood now resides.