Brit Byrd

Fellowship year: 2020

As the Planning and Advocacy fellow, Brit conducts research and analysis in support of Pratt Center's Democratizing Data project, the East Side Resiliency Project and the Gowanus Rezoning. Brit is his second year of Pratt's City and Regional Planning program, and is exploring the magnitude and effect of police vehicles in pedestrian spaces in New York City as a potential thesis topic. He is originally from Houston, Texas and has lived in New York for nine years since completing undergrad studies in political theory at Columbia University. Before coming to Pratt, Brit worked at the NYC Offices of Management and Budget and Emergency Management. He currently lives in Clinton Hill with two kittens, Freddie and Marty.