Evan Dash is a First Year MUP Student at UB’s School of Architecture and Planning. Evan joined the Center of Urban Studies in September of 2020 as a research assistant, focusing on data analysis and mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Evan graduated from SUNY Geneseo in May earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with minors in Political Science and Urban Studies. Evan previously worked for Ichor Strategies, a research and advisory firm based in Brooklyn, NY, as a GIS/Research Intern. Evan also served as an Economic Opportunity AmeriCorps member at the Rural Outreach Center in East Aurora, NY. Evan is from a small town in Westchester County, NY. Outside of work, Evan enjoys traveling to new places, and hiking with his rescue dog Jabba.
Ausra is the lead teacher for the Community as Classroom program and a second-year Master’s of Urban Planning student, specializing in neighborhood planning and community development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from UB with minors in architecture and global gender studies. Her professional interests lie in greenspace planning, education, and art as vehicles for addressing urban structural inequalities. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and studying native plants like the ones on display at the Futures Community Garden