Stephanie A. Owens – Editor in Chief
Stephanie Owens is earning her Master’s in Public and Non-Profit Management with specializations in Social Impact, Innovation and Investment as well as International Policy from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy at NYU. She is the President of Tolar LLC, a consulting and capital introduction firm that raises funding for start up companies and smaller companies in established industries. Prior to her current role, Stephanie was the VP of Enterprise Relationships at Vestorly. In this role she was responsible for key accounts and business development. She also worked at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays advising and interacting with ultra high net worth clients in all aspects of their financial and estate planning. Stephanie is passionate about her philanthropic endeavors and involved in leadership roles with the New York Junior League, New York Restoration Project, The Resolution Project, Kappa Kappa Gamma Advisory Board, and Leeds Professional Mentorship Program. She has run the NYC Marathon once and the Chicago Marathon twice. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business Certificate from the University of Colorado-Leeds School of Business, and studied abroad for a semester in London, England.
Saye Joseph –Managing Editor
Saye (pronounced Sah-Yay!) graduated from the City College of New York with a BA in Political Science and Asian Studies. She is passionate about criminal justice transformation, especially in regards the disproportionate affect the punishment system has on men and women of color. At NYU Wagner, Saye is pursuing a M.P.A. with a specialization in Policy Analysis. Her career aspiration is to work with a research based organization that partners with government officials, and community organizations to help improve the systems and framework that individuals utilize for social justice. Another career aspiration of hers is to attain a PhD in Sociology so that she can move beyond just describing the disparities, but also engage in the ideological debates that can change the narrative of people of color in this country. Saye’s hobbies include volleyball, outdoor activities(swimming,hiking,etc.), and reading.
Adam Steinberg –Managing Editor
Adam Steinberg is a part-time PNP-MPA candidate in the Social Innovation, Impact and Investment specialization. He is also the Associate Regional Director for the Tri-State Area and PA for J Street, a national political advocacy organization dedicated to advancing shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. J Street fights for diplomacy over armed conflict when the option exists to resolve international disputes.
He has over six years of direct experience working towards resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most recently, Adam lived in Beer Sheva, Israel where he served as Interim Director of Development at Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality. There, Adamoversaw fundraising for an integrated, bilingual network of schools in Israel’s southern region that promoted shared society for Jewish and Arab residents. Prior to moving to Israel, he served as J Street’s Northeast Regional Organizer, based in Boston.
In addition to his time with J Street, Adam has other experience and expertise in organizing and advocacy. In 2010, he studied as an Organizing Fellow with JOIN for Justice in Boston. Prior to joining the staff of J Street, he served as an organizer for community-based initiatives in the Boston area, including on issues of housing and domestic-violence prevention. He received his Bachelors of Science in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2009 and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer upon graduation.
Gail Hankin –Managing Editor
Gail Hankin is a first-year student at NYU Wagner, studying for her MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy. She grew up in Queens and majored in Government at Cornell, where she worked as a tutor in the campus writing center. After college, she spent three years at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and then returned to New York to work at a market research company. She decided to apply her love of research and writing to public service, and is focusing on Public Policy Analysis at Wagner. She currently lives on the Upper West Side and in her free time enjoys watching good (and bad) TV, planning trips abroad, and walking wherever she can.