Jodi Rios is a senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests lie in community-based practice and pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration, minority suburbanization, and race theory. Trained as an architect, Rios teaches graduate-level design studios and seminars and has developed interdisciplinary community partnerships that combine architecture, landscape architecture, art, law, and public health with social practice. She has helped to lead several interdisciplinary research projects and recently co-led the first Health Impact Assessment in the Midwest. Rios is working toward a PhD in architecture history from the University of California at Berkeley, where her work is focused on the intersection of race and suburbanization in the American city.