Who We Are: Research Assistants
Lily Gordon-Koven is a Master of Urban Planning Candidate at NYU Wagner, with a Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation specialization. She holds a B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While in Saint Paul, Lily worked on community engagement and safe streets projects surrounding the new Green Line Light Rail Corridor. Before coming to Wagner, Lily worked as a subsidized housing case manager and a Complete Streets Fellow at the National Complete Streets Coalition in Chicago. She is interested in equitable access to public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle safety and planning, and public space.
Nolan Levenson is a Master of Urban Planning Candidate (2014) at NYU Wagner, with a Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation specialization. After working as a Community Liaison on the Purple Line Light Rail project in Maryland, Nolan has returned home to New York City. Before moving to Baltimore, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota where he majored in Geography and Urban Studies. While at Macalester, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador, and learn extensively about Bus Rapid Transit and pedestrian safety in Quito. He is particularly interested in equitable public transit development and has had multiple jobs and internships related to community engagement and transit projects. He is also interested in pedestrian and bicycle planning, transit-oriented development, and geographic analysis.
Lauren Holter, NYU Rudin Center Office Assistant, is a senior undergraduate at NYU College of Arts and Science double majoring in journalism and metropolitan studies. Lauren has previously interned at the International Business Times, InStyle Czech Republic, and New York Daily News, and is currently interning at amNewYork. She is interested in writing about how city infrastructure affects the population. She grew up in Arkansas and Colorado.