MS Urban and Community Planning '24
Alex de Rege graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, where they utilized research methods to understand political actions across all levels of governance, and completed a research project on how certain aspects of government spending are reported. While in school, they also spent time participating in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, and in the school’s debate team. In 2018, they worked as a constituent liaison for Assemblymember Brian Barnwell, where they gained a passion for community engagement and relations, as they recognized the need for communities to have a say in the politics of their districts. From these experiences, they moved on to community outreach for two campaigns for City Council, where they conducted community outreach through doorknocking and developing an email campaign. They have continued to organize through their Field Team position with Transportation Alternatives, where they have compiled organizations and local businesses to contact and analyzed traffic patterns on priority streets. Since 2022, they have been pursuing a Masters of Science in Urban and Community Planning at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where they have conducted demographic and spatial analyses to determine equity issues. Through their coursework, Alex ensures that equity issues are addressed with and without planning methods. This can be viewed in their studio project, where they worked with other students to craft recommendations for the consideration of THE POINT CDC, a community development organization in Hunts Point, by analyzing existing conditions of the area and accepting community feedback. Within this project, they used mapping tools such as ArcGIS to examine spatial data to better understand the conditions of Hunts Point.
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