Sus Labowitz – Editor in Chief – is a master’s in urban planning student at CUNY’s Hunter College. Their research interests include surveillance, internet policy, and queer and trans urban spaces.
Rachel Bondra – Associate Editor – is pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning. She has a background in Art and Architectural History. Her work explores urban industrial landscapes and history, land use, and expressions of power and politics in the built environment and planning processes, as well as public memory.
Kevin Ritter – Associate Editor – is an urban planner and administrator in New York City. He holds a master’s in urban planning from Hunter College. He currently serves as the Convening Technology Producer for Common Field, and has worked for a range of cultural institutions in New York City.
Justine Ambrose is pursuing an urban policy degree at Hunter College with a focus on land justice and social housing. She has worked in various capacities at nonprofits in New York City since 2008, and has volunteered with UHAB and Housing Justice for All. Justine holds a BA in Urban Studies from Vassar College.
Jess Greenspan is an MUP student at Hunter and analyst at NYCEDC. She interned at several NYC planning organizations and currently belongs to the Planners Network and NYCDSA. Jess’s editorial perspective critically engages the politics of planning and its material impact on communities.
Salome Gvinianidze is pursuing MUP with a focus on urban design and built environment, and a BA background in international studies and sociology. Salome is currently helping to implement smart city infrastructure workforce development program at CUNY/CCNY. She recently interned at ARCHIVE Global, an organization that uses housing design as a preventative strategy in improving health outcomes around the world.
Lori Kastrenakes is a graduate student in the Master of Urban Planning program at Hunter College with a focus on housing. She has interned at New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and previously worked in textbook publishing. A resident of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, she enjoys playing Kubb in Prospect Park, trying out new cooperative board games, and baking pies.
Maria Rocha-Buschel is a second-year graduate student in urban planning at Hunter College. She previously ran Town & Village, a local newspaper covering Gramercy and Union Square, reporting on community board meetings and local elections for eight years. She received bachelor’s degrees in both journalism and anthropology from New York University.
Jaclyn Williams is pursuing an M.S. in Urban Policy and Leadership at Hunter College (’22). Born and raised in New York City, she developed deep interests in individual agency, neighborhood cohesion, and housing and economic development in metropolitan areas. In her current role at the New York City Campaign Finance Board, she promotes fair elections and voter engagement. Find Jaclyn on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jaclynewilliams.
Lily Zaballos is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator in the MSUPL program. She has a background in nonprofit education and has taught youth of all ages in a variety of creative and academic subjects. Her work currently focuses on food justice, education policy, and community development. She can be found at lilyzaballos.com.