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Cristina Mejia Cancelado

Cristina is pursuing a Master of Urban Planning at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Cristina is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia) with a minor in public policy and Economics and she has experience in Colombia's public sector and in consulting. She worked at the National Planning Department as an assistant to the Deputy Director for Land Use Planning and then she was an assistant to the Deputy Minister of Rural Development for strategic projects.

Julia Amaral

Julia is a Brazilian Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering in the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Before joining the Ph.D. program, she obtained her master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo, where she also completed her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Her main research interests are urban freight and passenger transportation. Her goal is to enhance transportation efficiency in cities, improving livability and reducing environmental impacts.

Tao Liang

Tao Liang is pursuing a Master of Transportation Planning and Engineering degree at NYU. Before graduate school, he worked as an architect in China for three years. His research interest is urban data analysis, using data augmented approaches to identify city problems and optimize design solutions.

Fabian Barch

Fabian Barch in a PhD Candidate in Sociology of Education at New York University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Education Studies and French from Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a part of multiple research teams which used large data to better understand how work conditions relate to teacher job satisfaction, and to explore racial disparities in exclusionary school discipline practices. His doctoral research explores the relationship between students’ experiences with housing instability and their academic performance.

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