Al comes to TransitCenter with a background in GIS and data analysis, which she has used to examine park access and quality in NYC neighborhoods as well as housing affordability, transportation, crime, and opportunity in U.S. cities. She is excited to explore how a data-driven approach to transit can lead to more efficient, equitable, and resilient urban spaces.
Currently pursuing her Master of Urban Planning degree at NYU Wagner, Al is a Community Planning Fellow with the Fund for the City of New York, and serves as Chair of the APA New York Metro Chapter Student Representative Committee. Prior to TransitCenter, she worked in research and planning at New Yorkers for Parks and NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Stony Brook University.