Our Team

  • Dylan Campana

    Dylan Campana is a Second-Year Master of Public Administration student and Bloomberg Public Service Fellow at NYU Wagner. Dylan has come to Wagner because he is interested in how government and community action can address inequities in housing access in NYC.  A proud New Yorker from Brooklyn, Dylan has worked in a variety of positions in the NYC government and nonprofit spaces, like registering people to vote with Headcount and working on DEI policies within HRA. Currently, Dylan also interns at NYCHA in the Office of the CEO, where he researches key trends across NYCHA's portfolio. Dylan graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy and minor in Sociology from NYU in 2023. 

  • Isabelle Charo

    Isabelle is a second-year student at NYU School of Law who is interested in fair housing and landlord-tenant law in New York City. This summer, she will be working as a legal intern at Housing Conservation Coordinators. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal at a firm specializing in civil rights issues in housing, and worked on matters involving redlining and reverse redlining, accessibility, and NIMBYism. Isabelle graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a dual B.A. in Public Policy and Sociology and a minor in French.

  • Dijia Chen

    Dijia Chen is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been. Dijia is currently a student at NYU School of Law. Prior to law school, Dijia practiced as an urban planner in New Jersey and New York, advising municipalities, non-profit organizations, and private sector clients on zoning, land use, real estate development, and fair housing matters. Dijia received a B.A. in Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College in 2016 and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018.

  • Nora Cummins

    Nora Cummins is a second-year student at NYU's College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Business at NYU Stern School of Business. She plans on attending law school following her graduation. She is interested in economic and urban policy development, gentrification, and property management. 

  • Peter Estes

    Peter is a Graduate Researcher on the Data team at the Furman Center and a current student in NYU Wagner’s Master of Urban Planning program, where he is a Bloomberg Public Service Fellow. Before starting at NYU, Peter lived in DC (his hometown) and San Francisco, initially working in schools with City Year and then in community organizing with Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE) and Senior & Disability Action (SDA). Through these experiences, he developed a firm commitment to furthering equitable housing policy, with a particular interest in addressing housing discrimination and enhancing long-term funding for affordable housing maintenance and development. He holds a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Education from Tufts University. 

  • Chloe Fauber-Lyle

    Chloe Fauber-Lyle is a Fundraising and Communications Graduate Researcher at the NYU Furman Center. She is a Master of Public Administration student at NYU Wagner with a specialization in Advocacy. She also interns at the Opportunity Networks spending time on the Internships and Career Success team and the Operations team. Additionally, Chloe spent several years at NYU’s fundraising center as a fundraiser and a supervisor. She received her B.A. in Public Policy from NYU.

  • Yael Gonzalez Meiler

    Yael Gonzalez Meiler is a Policy and Communications Graduate Researcher at the Furman Center. She is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at NYU Wagner specializing in Public Policy Analysis. She is originally from Venezuela and lived in Spain and the Netherlands before moving to New York City. She has worked in real estate finance and organizational development at HPD and the OAS. Yael holds a BS in Governance, Economics, and Development from Leiden University College The Hague.

  • Nick Hardiman

    Nick Hardiman is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been. Nick is currently a second-year student at NYU School of Law. Nick spent this past summer working in securities litigation at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement. Prior to law school, Nick spent five years as an investor at a growth stage technology investment firm. Nick received a B.B.A. in Finance and Constitutional Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2017.

  • Will Haskell

    Will Haskell is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been. Haskell is currently a student at NYU Law. Prior to coming to NYU, Haskell represented the 26th District in the Connecticut State Senate for two terms and served as the Senate Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and is the author of 100,000 First Bosses from Simon and Schuster. 

  • Isabel Hellman

    Isabel Hellman is a second-year student at NYU School of Law. Prior to law school, Isabel worked as an advocate with the Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center, where she supported low-income clients facing chronic illness and disability in accessing dignified housing and safety net benefits. Isabel received her B.A. in Human Rights from Columbia University. 

  • Ben Hitchcock

    Ben Hitchcock is a second-year MPA student at NYU Wagner. He is interested in the connection between urban policy and climate, as well as the role the media and communications play in urban policy-making. Before starting at NYU, he was the editor of C-VILLE Weekly, the local newspaper in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. His writing about land use and housing has been published in The Washington PostCity Limits, and more. He is currently the editor of Wagner’s student-run policy journal, The Wagner Review. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019. 

  • Cameron Hub

    Cameron Hub is a second-year student at NYU School of Law interested in land use, urban policy, and tenants' rights issues. This summer, he will be working as an intern with Bronx Legal Services' Housing Unit. Before coming to NYU, he studied tenant purchase programs and affordable housing development in Washington, DC. He graduated from Seattle University in 2019.

  • Junyi Li

    Junyi Li is a graduate data researcher at the NYU Furman Center. Junyi is currently a student at NYU School of Tandon studying  applied urban science and informatics. She is interested in using data analysis to support better city policy like affordable housing and urban disaster prevention. Prior to engineering school, Junyi received a B.Arch. in Tongji University.

  • Anna Lifsec

    Anna Lifsec is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been. Anna is currently a third-year student at NYU School of Law. During her law school summers, Anna has worked for D.C. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, and Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice. Prior to law school, Anna worked at Midtown Community Court as a Harm Reduction Coordinator for the Center for Court Innovation. She is a born and raised New Yorker, passionate about all issues facing City residents from family regulation, to opioid overdose, to tenant protections and affordable housing.

  • John Overstreet

    John is a second-year student at NYU School of Law, the Treasurer of the school’s Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum for 2023-2024, and the NYU Furman Center's 2023-24 Francis Moelis Fellow. He is interested in the potential of land use policy reforms to alleviate housing affordability crises in New York City and other metro areas. John received a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in 2018 and worked for several years as a paralegal at a firm specializing in employment-based immigration law.

  • Ally Potamianos

    Ally Potamianos is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Vicki Been. She recently graduated from NYU Law's LLM program and will be starting the JSD program in September 2024. Prior to coming to NYU, Ally worked as a municipal lawyer in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto and JD from Osgoode Hall Law School.

  • Camille Preel-Dumas

    Camille Preel-Dumas is a Master of Public Administration candidate at NYU Wagner specializing in public policy analysis, and the Fall 2023 Wagner Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. Camille joins the Furman Center from MDRC, where she was a Technical Research Analyst in the Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities policy area working on randomized controlled trials, impact evaluations, and descriptive analyses of projects in housing stability, mixed income communities, housing vouchers, and workforce training. She is interested in using data science, open data, and participatory research to improve urban policy and support local housing goals. Camille holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University.

  • Henry Rodgers

    Henry is an office assistant at the NYU Furman Center. He is an undergraduate student studying Data Science and Economics at the NYU College of Arts & Science. He is interested in policy and research surrounding housing, land use, and transit-oriented development.

  • Danya Rubenstein-Markiewicz

    Danya is the Spring 2024 Policy and Communications Graduate Researcher at the Furman Center. She is a first-year Master of Public Administration student at NYU Wagner specializing in public policy analysis. Prior to this, Danya worked at the NYC Mayor's Office of Management and Budget as an analyst for the Department of Homeless Services, as well as two successful political campaigns in San Francisco. Danya received her B.A. in political science from Barnard College in 2019.

  • Blake Salesin

    Blake Salesin is an Office Assistant at the NYU Furman Center. He recently graduated this Spring with a B.A. in Politics and Peace & Conflict Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at New York University. Blake is interested in housing affordability and tenant’s rights, specifically centering around New York City’s migrant and asylum seeking communities. He plans on attending law school after working in international law and politics this Fall and Winter.

  • Swati Sharma

    Swati Sharma is a graduate student in Applied Urban Science and Informatics at NYU Tandon’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. With over three years of experience as an urban and transportation planner in Massachusetts and New Delhi, she has led the deployment of Paratransit and Micro-transit solutions in several states of the US and managed planning for flood-prone towns in India. Swati holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Indian Institute of Technology, where she received the GATE Scholarship, and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the National Institute of Technology, India. She is dedicated to advancing equitable and sustainable urban policy research at the Furman Center.

  • Brianna Sturkey

    Brianna Sturkey is research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director, Vicki Been. She is a second-year law student and Furman Academic Scholar at NYU Law. Prior to attending law school, Brianna was employed as a litigation paralegal for three years in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors and worked on matters related to discriminatory foreclosure proceedings, housing voucher access, race-based zoning policies, and more. She is interested in pursuing a career in property law focusing on the intersection of neighborhood equity and land use regulation. Brianna graduated with B.A. in Sociology and Human Rights from Barnard College.

  • Kevin Sullivan

    Kevin Sullivan is a research assistant for Furman Center Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen. He is a first-year Master of Public Administration student at NYU Wagner specializing in public policy analysis. Originally from Connecticut, he has lived in New York for the past five years and worked as a paralegal in both the public and private sectors. Kevin received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 2018.

  • Emily Zhu

    Emily is a second-year student at NYU School of Law and the 2023-24 Herbert Z. Gold Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. Emily is interested in affordable housing, anti-displacement strategies, and hopes to use their legal education to support grassroots organizing for housing and economic justice. This summer, Emily will be working as a legal intern with Abolitionist Law Center. Prior to law school, Emily supported grassroots tenant and worker organizing in Boston Chinatown. Emily graduated from Harvard College with a joint degree in Sociology and Statistics and a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, and wrote their honors thesis on the carceral system as a site of health and environmental injustice.