Malcolm B. Morse – Editor in Chief

Malcolm B. Morse is a Master of Urban Planning candidate at NYU Wagner, specializing in economic development and housing. His areas of interest include affordable housing, land use, education and government. Prior to beginning his studies at Wagner, Malcolm completed a two-year teaching fellowship at Citizen Schools, an Americorps program that gave him the opportunity to teach sixth grade at Patrick Henry Middle School in Houston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Political Science from Morehouse College.

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.Awith 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.

Thomas Herrera – Managing Editor

Thomas Herrera is currently a part-time student in the Masters of Urban Planning program at NYU Wagner, specializing in International Development Planning. Prior to this, he earned a BA in History from The College of New Rochelle.  He has been an educator in the NYC Dept. of Education for the past 4 years teaching Social Studies and running mentorship programs for disenfranchised, city youths. In 2010, he was appointed by the Bronx Borough President to serve in Bronx Community Board District 5, where he has chaired the 197A Committee overseeing all rezoning proposals put forth in the district by the city of New York, including the current rezoning study of Cromwell/Jerome in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing initiative.  When he is not working locally, he serves as a missionary in Latin America and spends time exploring the city with his wife and daughter.

Stephanie A. Owens – Managing Editor

Stephanie Owens is earning her Master’s in Public and Non-Profit Management with an International specialization 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.


Contributing Editors

Zenani Orengo, MPA-International

Adam Steinberg, MPA-PNP

Staff Writers

Abe Ralph Emile, MPH

Sasha Massey, MPA-PNP

Kate Reese, MPA-PNP

Emma Spalti, MPA-PNP

First-Year Representative

Gail Hankin, MPA-PNP