Carl grew up in the Chicago area and became interested in urban areas and public transportation at a young age. He spent countless days riding trains and taking in Chicago's magnificent architecture. After moving to California and taking a long, enlightening break from his studies, he decided to pursue an education. Carl is currently studying human geography at UC Berkeley. He interned at urbz Mumbai for three months, and researched the impact of Mumbai's new metro on residents of homegrown settlements. Going forward, he hopes to attain a master's degree in urban studies and settle in Mumbai.