Research Scientists & Research Assistants

Who We Are: Research Scientists & Research Assistants

Gloria Campbell, Research Assistant, 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.

Jenee Malloy, Research Assistant, is a Master of Urban Planning candidate at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. She earned a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. Jenee is a member of the Urban Planning Student Association, where she serves as Chief Editor of the Wagner Planner. Her work experience includes transportation advocacy, urban placemaking, economic development and environmental review. She is interested in creating reliable and efficient transportation networks that encourage upward mobility for low-income communities.

Kelsey McGuinness, Research Assistant, is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2020) at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. She received her BA in Communications from UNC Chapel Hill where she also obtained a minor in Sustainability Studies. Her past research has focused on small scale projects such as the feasibility of a campus-wide bike share as well as larger topics such as the state of renewable energy policies in European cities. She is interested in the relationship of transportation to social equity, environmental sustainability, and enhanced livability in our cities.

Christopher Polack, Research Assistant, is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2020) at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. He received his BS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018. His past research has focused on the leveraging of digital interactive tools and collaborative community mapping spaces to encourage civic dialogue around urban issues. He is interested in the importance of transportation as a catalyst for economic mobility and assessing the benefits and risks of increasing dependence on data-driven systems in an urban context.

Rohan Rao, Research Assistant, is a Master of Urban Planning candidate (2019) at NYU Wagner specializing in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. He has five years of experience as an engineering consultant designing water network systems in India. Rohan is interested in improving urban and transportation infrastructure through innovation and technological solutions.

Rachel Wise, Research Scientist, previously served as a research assistant at the NYU Rudin Center while completing her Masters in Public Administration at NYU Wagner in 2018. In her new position, she continues to gather research, conduct literature reviews, author reports, and craft presentations on a number of topics falling within the urban planning field, among them: theories of networked urbanism; the centralizing and decentralizing forces of enhanced communication technologies on spatial development; and the physical and nonphysical infrastructures that support truly smart cities. Rachel holds a BA in economics from NYU.

To reach a Research Assistant, please email us at rudin.center@nyu.edu.