Who We Are: Research Assistants
Gloria Campbell is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2019) at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Saint Louis University where she also earned a minor in Urban Poverty Studies. For her senior capstone, Gloria analyzed the social and physical barriers to cycling for North Saint Louis residents. Gloria also has experience working in active transportation engineering and community development organizations. She is interested in creating innately equitable and sustainable cities through collaboration of stakeholders in diverse sectors.
Ari Kaputkin is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2018) at NYU Wagner, concentrating in Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation. He earned his BA in Geography from SUNY New Paltz in 2014 and then went on to study Mandarin Chinese at Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan. While in Taiwan, he worked on an open data initiative and a mental mapping project. He has also worked as a geospatial data analyst and a freelance cartographer. He is an avid cyclist and is interested in active and mass transit networks as a means of economic development.
Joanna Simon is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2018) at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation. She earned a BA in Environmental Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2013. Prior to her graduate studies, Joanna worked as a coordinator for an environmental and advocacy non-profit based in New York. She also has experience as a guide of community service and immersion focused travel programs in the United States and South America, working on infrastructure projects both in rural and urban areas. Joanna is interested in learning more about sustainability issues in cities and how to encourage future sustainable growth models.
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