Stefan N.


Stefan is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and loves hiking, biking, skiing, and all things mountains.  He majored in Public Policy and Urban Studies at Stanford University. After graduation, he worked as a Research Fellow with the Ford Foundation in New York, and then in the New York City Department of Transportation as an NYC Urban Fellow.  He earned his Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University before returning to NYC for his PhD in Urban Planning at Columbia University.  Stefan has now finished his PhD coursework and is working on his dissertation, which will examine the links between planning and racism in the comparative contexts of the United States and South Africa.  

Stefan loves teaching and tutoring students, and has TA-ed classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia.  He’s happy to work with students on professional and academic applications, academic coursework and papers, and other professional projects.  

When not studying or working on his research, Stefan loves to explore NYC and all it has to offer, and is involved in multiple community advocacy and activism initiatives in both New York and in Cape Town, South Africa. 


Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia University, PhD in Urban Planning (Expected May 2024)

  • Harvard University, MA in Public Policy, Concentration: Political and Economic Development

  • Stanford University, BA in Public Policy and Urban Studies

  • Economics
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Statistics
  • Expository Writing
  • Urban Planning