Research Assistants and Interns - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Research Assistants and Interns

Research assistants and interns play an important role at MPC, offering essential support for our projects, programs, and staff. They conduct original research, write blog posts and case studies, organize community meetings, perform GIS and quantitative analysis, and carry out a range of other work that are vital to the organization's success.

Rachel Alexander

Productive Lands

Margarita Bernal

Research & Evaluation

Kaitlin Cernak

Marketing and Communications Intern

Samuel Diaz

Equitable Transit-Oriented Development, Our Equitable Future

Brandon Duong


Elly Leman 

Our Equitable Future

Susan Martinez

Our Equitable Future, Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Nick McFadden

Effective Government

Luis Quiñones

Our Equitable Future

Divyasha Ray

Development Intern

Colby Richardson

Stormwater Management

Xufei Shen

Climate Resiliency 

Martha Templeton

Research & Evaluation

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