If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with Jane Jacobs (in Greenwich Village, obviously) because she boldly took risks for what she believed in and revolutionized urban planning when few women were even in the field.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I am motivated to create social impact because I want to be part of co-creating a world that works for all life and allows every being to reach their full potential!

Host Site Overview

LIIF is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.

Host Site Project

The fellow will engage in and support many aspects of LIIF’s equitable Transit Oriented Development (TOD) work, and will work closely with and be supervised by the Director of Transit Oriented Development. The fellow will be part of a broader internal team within LIIF that includes communications and innovation, and will also work directly with the lending team. Additionally, the fellow will regularly engage with several collaborative partners to achieve programmatic goals. More specifically, the fellow will help build and launch LIIF’s groundbreaking new national ETOD partnership over the next year, which will include the following: aid in communicating LIIF’s vision for equitable TOD; manage our TOD collaborative partnerships and grant programs; help develop and deliver technical assistance and training; help develop and implement TOD financing (programs and products) that LIIF will deploy; help create program assessment and impact measures.