Our Team

  • Corina Minden-Birkenmaier

    Corina Minden-Birkenmaier is a second-year student at NYU School of Law. She is especially interested in affordable housing, tenant protections, and eviction prevention. In addition to her work at the Furman Center, Corina is currently interning at Queens Legal Services in the Housing Unit. Corina graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in International Political Economy. Before law school, she served as a Jesuit Volunteer for two years, one at Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement and one at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

  • Todd Baker

    Todd Baker is a first-year Masters in Public Administration student at NYU Wagner interested in how innovative economic tools help residents shape their own lives and communities. Originally from outside Detroit, Michigan, Todd received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Ethnic Studies from Brown University. He spent the last few years at an affordable homeownership non-profit helping to implement foreclosure-prevention programs, and now resides in the Bronx.

  • Aisha Balogun

    Aisha Balogun is a second-year Master of Urban Planning student and a Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellow. She comes to the Furman Center with professional experiences in regional homeless services coordination, philanthropy, and capacity-building for environmental justice groups. Motivated by her work with grassroots and mainstream organizations, Aisha is interested in bridging the gap between institutions and communities to co-create solutions for housing affordability and urban inequality. Aisha holds a BS in Engineering (Architectural Design) and a BA in Sociology from Stanford University.

  • Tony Bodulovic

    Tony Bodulovic is a first-year student at NYU Wagner pursuing an MPA in Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, where he focused on American Politics and International Relations. Before joining the Furman Center, Tony worked in various capacities in local government, with prior positions at the City Council and OMB. He is particularly interested in using data to develop and inform housing solutions in New York, with a focus on queer, trans, and other marginalized communities.

  • Chloe Fauber-Lyle

    Chloe is an office assistant at the NYU Furman Center. She is currently studying Public Policy jointly at NYU Wagner and the NYU College of Arts and Science in the Department of History. She is interested in further examining housing policy and research regarding land use. 

  • Shannon Flores

    Shannon Flores is a first-year Master of Public Administration candidate and Bloomberg Public Service Fellow at NYU Wagner. She comes to the Furman Center from Sacramento, California, where she was a legislative aide in the California State Assembly. Shannon has staffed legislation to increase affordable housing and reduce homelessness, and has secured over $500 million for state and local programs through the state budget process. She is interested in the impact of state and local policies on affordable housing production and equitable community development. Shannon holds a B.A. in Political Science and a certificate in Education Studies from Yale University. 

  • Reuben Forman

    Reuben Forman is a Master of Public Administration student at NYU Wagner specializing in public policy analysis. Before joining The Furman Center, Forman worked for several years in The District of Columbia City Government. They served in multiple constituent services and housing programs during their tenure. Forman is interested in the intersection of state-run systems, individual experience, and program effectiveness. Reuben received his B.A. in Women, Gender Sexuality Studies, and American Culture Studies from the Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, where they were a Mellon Mays Fellow. Forman’s passion for public service and housing policy is rooted in the love of their hometown Washington DC.

  • Jennah Gosciak

    Jennah Gosciak is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student and a Henry Hart Rice Urban Studies Fellow. They're interested in the intersections of urban planning and data science, specifically leveraging the power of open data to improve policymaking in cities and support community-driven initiatives. Prior to Wagner, Jennah worked as a programmer at Mathematica where they supported RCTs, impact evaluations, and descriptive studies on policy issues related to education, child welfare, labor, and family support. Jennah graduated from Brown University in 2019 with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Urban Studies.

  • Amanda Ikard

    Amanda Ikard is a third-year law student at NYU. She is interested in the impact that local government policies and land use regulation have on economic development and neighborhood change. In addition to her work at the Furman Center, Amanda has interned at the New York City Law Department in the administrative litigation division and at the New York State Attorney General's Office in the consumer frauds and protection bureau. Amanda graduated with a B.A. from Boston College in 2016. Prior to law school, she worked for several years at the community development financial institution, LISC.

  • Sarah Internicola

    Sarah Internicola is a second-year Master of Urban Planning student at NYU Wagner. Her interests are in affordable housing, equitable community development, and using data analysis to support grassroots and community organizations. Last summer, she worked as an intern with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, where she analyzed and visualized open data to create reports for ANHD’s small business and affordable housing coalitions. Prior to Wagner, Sarah graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2021 with a B.A. in Urban and Public Policy and a minor in Environmental Design.

  • Henry Kanengiser

    Henry is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student at NYU Wagner. He is interested in affordable housing, community development, and environmental resiliency planning. Before joining Wagner and the Furman Center, Henry was a Technical Research Assistant at MDRC, a social policy research firm, in the Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities policy area. While there, he evaluated a variety workforce training programs, coaching and case management programs, and adjustments to HUD-funded housing programs. Henry received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University in 2018. He graduated summa cum laude and wrote his undergraduate thesis analyzing the impact of partisan gerrymandering on voter participation and turnout in federal elections.

  • Avery Lamb

    Avery Lamb is a third year law student at NYU, interested in tenant protections, homelessness, and affordable housing. Prior to law school she worked for four years at a family shelter in Burlington, VT, providing case management support to families experiencing homelessness. During law school she has worked as a judicial intern for a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York and as a legal intern at the non-profit Lawyers for Children.

  • Zi Lin Liang

    Zi Lin Liang is a Master of Public Administration candidate, specializing in Public Policy, at NYU Wagner. She is interested in the intersection of housing, education, and equitable access to socioeconomic mobility. Zi Lin is also a 2021-2022 John D. Solomon Fellow at New York City Emergency Management. Prior to Wagner, she worked in sales and marketing in the consumer goods and ecommerce industries. Zi Lin holds a B.S. in Retail Management and Public Relations from Syracuse University.

  • Ceinna Little

    Ceinna Little is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student at NYU Wagner interested in affordable housing policy and strategies to mitigate gentrification and displacement.  She previously interned in New York City with the Fortune Society as a Housing Advocacy Intern and conducted independent housing research throughout her time as an undergraduate. Ceinna graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022 with a BBA in Business Honors and Management and certificates in Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits and Creative Writing. 

  • Mariela Mannion

    Mariela Mannion is a second year student at NYU School of Law. She is interested in affordable housing and the intersection between housing stability and child and family welfare. Prior to law school she worked for Schoolhouse Partners, a consulting firm that advised non-profits and government agencies working in the education and social services sector. She graduated with a BA in Economics from Brown University in 2016, where she worked as an education policy research assistant. 

  • Liz Miller

    Liz Miller is a first-year student in the MPA program specializing in Policy at NYU Wagner. She previously served as an AmeriCorps math fellow assisting middle schoolers at Great Oaks Charter School (GONYC). At GONYC, Liz also had the opportunity to intern as a data associate, analyzing and visualizing student and teacher performance data. Her interests include understanding the changing dynamics within urban areas, equitable development, affordable housing, and the usage of data analysis in research. Liz graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2020 with a BA in Economics. 

  • Julia Ng Xin Yu

    Julia Ng Xin Yu is an office assistant at the NYU Furman Center. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Metropolitan Studies and minoring in Environmental Studies. She has previously conducted research with the Singaporean government, and is currently studying environmentally sustainable business models.

  • Andrew Paraiso

    Andrew is a first-year Master of Urban Planning candidate at NYU Wagner. He is particularly interested in the intersection of urban planning and economic development, with focuses on housing and international development planning. Prior to his enrollment at Wagner, he worked as Project Assistant at Shelter Centre, a humanitarian NGO that specializes in emergency and transitional settlement post-crises across the globe. Andrew received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in the Spring of 2020. 

  • Eva Phillips

    Eva is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student and Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellow. She is interested in understanding the impact of housing and community development initiatives on neighborhood- and resident-level outcomes, such as upward mobility and neighborhood change. Previously, Eva worked as a Senior Data Analyst at Enterprise Community Partners where she contributed to the design and evaluation of housing and economic mobility programs across the country. Before moving to New York, she worked at the Urban Displacement Project on developing models to predict gentrification and displacement risk, and at the City of Oakland on efforts to increase transportation equity. Eva holds a B.A. in Urban Data Analytics from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Camille Preel-Dumas

    Camille Preel-Dumas is a Master of Public Administration candidate at NYU Wagner specializing in public policy analysis. 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.

  • Alex Roth

    Alex Roth is an MPA-PNP student specializing in Advocacy and Political Action at NYU Wagner. With seven years of experience in communications, events and partnerships, she aims to apply her education and professional background toward expanding access to opportunity and equity. Alex grew up in Hawaii and currently resides in Brooklyn, which she considers home. Alex holds a B.A. in Communications and Japanese from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.B.A from Argosy University Honolulu. 

  • Patrick Spauster

    Patrick Spauster is a MS Candidate in Urban Planning at NYU Wagner and a Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellow. Patrick joins NYU from the Urban Institute, where he was a research Analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center working on quantitative and qualitative projects in homelessness, housing affordability, housing vouchers, housing discrimination, fair housing, and zoning. He's interested in the power of research, data, and communications to transform housing policy. Spauster holds a BA in Public Policy and a Minor in Economics from Davidson College, where he was a leader in the service community on campus.

  • Ashleigh Stepanyan

    Ashleigh is an office assistant at the Furman Center. She is currently studying Politics at the NYU College of Arts and Science and is pursuing a minor in Public Policy & Management jointly at NYU Wagner and NYU Stern. She is interested in real estate and plans on attending law school post graduation. 

  • Ola Topczewska

    Ola is a second year law student at NYU interested in affordable housing policy, economic equity, community engagement and racial and environmental justice. Last summer, she interned at the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx housing practice where she assisted clients facing eviction. Prior to starting law school, Ola worked in analytics consulting for nonprofits and advocacy organizations and in electoral politics. She graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in Government.