Gordy is a first-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with an interest in transportation and land use. Before furthering his studies at the graduate level, he worked as a Research Assistant at the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation (BGAF) in Minneapolis. At BGAF, his projects ranged from deep dives on the electric vehicle sector and an examination of autonomous vehicles and workforce policy, to exploring smart glass technologies.
Gordy attended Macalester College, where he earned his BA in Geography, along with a concentration in Urban Studies and minor in Environmental Studies. With a sustainability and environmental background that spans the collegiate space, the workplace, and the community level, he brings a multifaceted perspective to the table. He is looking forward to supporting student groups as they work to make the University of Minnesota and our world a more just and sustainable place. Outside of the Humphrey School, he advocates for pedestrians and bicyclists, plays French horn in the Northeast Community Band, and enjoys volunteering as a vintage streetcar operator.