Crystal Bae received her Ph.D. from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Geography. She holds an M.A. in Geography from UCSB and a B.A. in English with a minor in Geography from George Washington University. Her master’s research investigated urban residents’ understanding of the cognitive boundaries of their neighborhood, focusing on the physical and social features of the environment. She has research interests in the areas of spatial cognition, navigation and wayfinding, geographic regionalization, travel behavior, and the urban built environment. Crystal has prior experience working in reporting and analytics, editing, and Internet marketing in the Washington, DC area. Her spatially-relevant interests lie in human representations of environmental information and the corresponding interactions with behavior, especially in the context of social wayfinding.