The Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) is a student-run organization whose mission is to help students develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of various planning issues. We provide quality lectures and programming which reflect the interests of students while introducing them to new ideas. UPSA also strives to improve and raise the profile of Wagner’s Urban Planning Program within the school and among other planning schools. UPSA welcomes all students to participate in the organization, and seeks to collaborate with other student groups to provide the best possible opportunities for all Wagner students.
Co-Chairs: Lily Gordon-Koven and Ali Levine
Financial Manager: Gehad Hadidi
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Events Chair: LeMel Lindsey
My first two semesters in graduate school and as a member of UPSA has allowed to me to become familiar with NYU, the surrounding community and most importantly my peers. In this time I have had the pleasure of sharing unique experiences and forming friendship with individuals across the program. In conversations I have had the opportunity to hear the opinions, desires and concerns of my friends and peers. I believe, thanks to these experiences and friendships, I have a better understanding and grasp of what is expected and desired from UPSA as an organization. I feel that because of this information I can be instrumental in facilitating the experiences, events and environment that students desire and deserve. As a result, I am expressing my interest to continue my involvement with UPSA and serve in the organization. I hope that through my efforts and endeavors I am able to only further progress the achievements and success that UPSA has established.
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Communications Director: Arundathi Amirapu
Arundathi has a passion for urban development. She has over six years of experience as an engineering consultant working primarily on public transport infrastructure projects all over the world. Working on urban metro projects has turned her into a slightly obsessive train nerd. When she is not dreaming about riding on a Maglev, you will find her on her trusty bike or dazzling fellow citi-bikers with her signature “glide into the docking station” move. As UPSA’s communications director, Arundathi promises to bring you the latest in planning and transportation news from around the world.
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WTA Chair: Emily Rhodes
Fellow UPSA members, I would like to serve as your 2014-2015 UPSA Transportation Chair. During my time as the Wagner Transportation Association First Year Representative, I helped organize career panels and community CitiBike classes and if elected, would continue to put on exciting transportation related events. As your Transportation Chair, I would bring a passion for straphanging, pedaling and walking about the city and would keep you up-to-date on all things transit related. Thanks for your consideration!
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Ingrid Ellen – Faculty Advisor
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