Camden is currently obtaining her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on housing, community development, and neighborhood planning. She is working on projects involving the investigation of housing market dynamics (its limitations and exclusion of people of color and low income) and how we can work towards providing high-quality affordable housing for everyone within the housing market.
Some of the awards that Camden has received include the Best Thesis Award (2016), Academic Excellence Award (2016), New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Fellowship (2015), member of Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society (2015), and the Dean’s Award (2015).
She received her Master in Urban Planning (MUP) with a specialization in Community Development and Neighborhood Planning and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University at Buffalo in 2016. Prior to coming to the University at Buffalo, Camden grew up in Texas and then received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Conservation Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in Urban Design and a minor in music.