Our Team


We believe that when you put technologists and urbanists on the same team you have the potential to transform the urban environment.

Daniel L. Doctoroff
Daniel L. Doctoroff Chairman and CEO

Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community, until December 2014.

Dan Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs.

Dan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community, until December 2014. During his tenure at Bloomberg, Dan led the company through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression by pursuing an aggressive strategy of investment, focused on enhancing the company’s core Terminal product, expanding into enterprise products and services, creating new businesses in government, law and energy, and building the company’s news operations, including its acquisition of Businessweek. During the seven years that he led the company, despite the financial crisis, Bloomberg’s organic revenues nearly doubled.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Dan served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis after 9/11 through a five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city’s modern history; the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; and the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones. Dan also oversaw the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s pathbreaking sustainability plan.

Before joining the Bloomberg administration, Dan was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. While at Oak Hill, Dan founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Dan serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago, World Resources Institute, United States Olympic Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Human Rights First. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of Culture Shed, an innovative new cultural institution at the Hudson Yards in Manhattan. Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago. A native of Michigan, Dan has lived in New York for the past 32 years with his wife, Alisa. The Doctoroffs have three grown children.

Rohit T. Aggarwala
Rohit T. Aggarwala Senior Advisor

Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala is a Senior Advisor, who formerly served as the Head of Sidewalk Urban Systems. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and recently chaired the Regional Plan Association’s five-year effort to develop a Fourth Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area.

Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala is a Senior Advisor at Sidewalk Labs, formerly the Head of Sidewalk Urban Systems. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and recently chaired the Regional Plan Association’s five-year effort to develop a Fourth Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area.

Previously, Rit spent five years at Bloomberg Philanthropies in several related roles. He headed the sustainability practice at Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic consulting firm that serves city governments; was Special Advisor to the Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group during Mayor Bloomberg’s chairmanship of the organization, spearheading its transformation into a global leader; and he inaugurated the Bloomberg Philanthropies environment program, which grew to a total of $145 million in grants under his management.

From 2006 to 2010, Rit served as Director of New York City’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where he led the creation and implementation of “PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York.” PlaNYC has been hailed as one of the world’s best urban sustainability plans, leading New York City to a 19% reduction in its carbon footprint since 2005. Prior to joining City Hall, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Rit holds a BA, MBA, and a PhD in US History from Columbia University, and an MA in Canadian History from Queen’s University in Ontario. He is a native of New York City.

Roshan Agrawal
Roshan Agrawal Software Engineer II

Roshan Agrawal is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Roshan was a software engineer at Google. During his time at Google, he worked on the new Android Automotive OS, which integrated Google products and experiences into cars. In 2019, Roshan also spent time as a Google.org Fellow, traveling across the U.S. to work on a data engineering analysis project for Goodwill.

Roshan Agrawal is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Roshan was a software engineer at Google. During his time at Google, he worked on the new Android Automotive OS, which integrated Google products and experiences into cars. In 2019, Roshan also spent time as a Google.org Fellow, traveling across the U.S. to work on a data engineering analysis project for Goodwill.

Roshan studied Computer Science at Caltech, where he spent most of his junior year helping build an electric car from scratch. For the past three years, Roshan has lived in the Mission District in San Francisco — it is only an hour’s drive away from his hometown of Pleasanton, where he enjoys spending time with his parents and eat home-cooked Indian food.

Libby Aiello
Libby Aiello Software Engineer

Libby is a Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Libby studied Computer Science at MIT. Through internships, she has worked on machine learning for Google Search and optimization research at Maersk. She is passionate about applying software to analyze and solve problems, specifically in transportation.

Libby is a Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Libby studied Computer Science at MIT. Through internships, she has worked on machine learning for Google Search and optimization research at Maersk. She is passionate about applying software to analyze and solve problems, specifically in transportation.

Libby has spent a lot of time in cities, having lived in New York, Toronto, Boston, and Copenhagen. In her free time, she likes to explore, eat vegetarian food, bake, and play with dogs.

Habon Ali
Habon Ali Associate Director, Planning & Delivery

Habon Ali is an Associate Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, based in Toronto. Most recently, Habon worked as an Urban Planner with the global planning and design consultancy Urban Strategies in Toronto.

Habon Ali is an Associate Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, based in Toronto. Most recently, Habon worked as an Urban Planner with the global planning and design consultancy Urban Strategies in Toronto.

Habon’s professional background has encompassed multiple disciplines, including: community development, waterfront planning, and transportation planning and policy. At Urban Strategies, Habon was responsible for leading large multidisciplinary teams from planning to concept development through to approvals. Prior to becoming a planner Habon worked for the City of Toronto’s department of Economic Development and Culture, focusing on city-building events and initiatives. She also spent many years within the settlement service sector, developing strategic plans and supports to coordinate and enhance local service delivery to newcomers in Toronto.

Habon has a B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and Law & Society, an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Project Management Professional. She is a former DiverseCity Fellow and member of the Emerging Leaders Network and has worked collaboratively with city leaders to collectively assess and advance proposals that integrate diverse voices into the planning process.

Habon lives in Toronto has a strong love-hate relationship with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jack Amadeo
Jack Amadeo Senior Software Engineer

Jack Amadeo is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. He comes to us from Bloomberg and Compass, where he built apps to help New Yorkers find real estate.

Jack Amadeo is a Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.

He joined Sidewalk after working at Compass, a real estate tech company, where he built applications to improve an experience many New Yorkers loathe: finding a new home. Before that, he was an engineer at Bloomberg working on high-performance collaboration, messaging, and internal CRM products.

A native New Englander, Jack came to New York to study Math at New York University and has called the city his home ever since. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, with whom he can usually be found exploring the city on foot or by bicycle.

Mark Bauernhuber
Mark Bauernhuber Director, Product Designer

Mark Bauernhuber is Director, Product Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked for Marriott International where he lead multiple design and product transformation initiatives for several hotel brands across multiple market segments.

Mark Bauernhuber is Director, Product Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked for Marriott International where he lead multiple design and product transformation initiatives for several hotel brands across multiple market segments. He began his career as an architect for a firm specializing in civic, education, and religious design and construction.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and graduate degree in Project Management from The George Washington University.

A recreational runner, Mark has spent the past 20 years running the National Mall and trails of Washington, DC. Having grown up at the beach in NJ, he now gets his salt air fix exploring the Delaware beaches with family and friends. Always in search of the proverbial authentic experience, you are likely to find Mark at the local neighborhood pub chatting with the bartender and meeting the locals. He lives in Chelsea with his partner and their labradoodle, Lincoln.

Tess Bianchi
Tess Bianchi Software Engineer II

Tess is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, she worked on the traffic light system on Uber ATG's self-driving car. Prior to Uber, she was on the robotics team at the University of Florida's Machine Intelligence Lab.

Tess is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, she worked on the traffic light system on Uber ATG’s self-driving car. Prior to Uber, she was on the robotics team at the University of Florida’s Machine Intelligence Lab. During this time, she traveled around the country to complete in robotics competitions and build perception algorithms for a robotic submarine called SubjuGator and a robotic boat called NaviGator (yes, all of the robot’s names made references to her school mascot, the Florida Gator!).

Tess is originally from Orlando, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys running, group fitness classes, performing improv comedy, watching any kind of comedy, reading, and writing.

Simon Brandler
Simon Brandler Director, Public Policy Innovation

Simon Brandler is Director of Public Policy Innovation at Sidewalk Labs, where he thinks about how smart urban policy can foster innovation, empower communities, and improve quality of life.

Simon Brandler is Director of Public Policy Innovation at Sidewalk Labs, where he thinks about how smart urban policy can foster innovation, empower communities, and improve quality of life.

Prior to coming to Sidewalk, Simon served as Senior Advisor and Special Counsel at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he participated in many of the agency’s most technically complex, highest profile, and most successful strategic policy initiatives. These included major regulatory and enforcement actions involving technology and emerging businesses, from broadband delivery to the sharing economy. As an attorney, Simon has litigated complex commercial matters in private practice and prosecuted significant public corruption cases. Earlier in his career, Simon developed a deep understanding of public policy and communications as a legislative advisor in the United States Senate, as a political speechwriter, and as a policy and communications advisor to a statewide political party.

Simon graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in history. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar in his final year. He is unusually proud of his three years rolling for the neighborhood bocce team, “Inglorious Bocce.” Simon was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife and twin sons.

Stuart Bridgett
Stuart Bridgett Associate Director, Thermal Systems

Stuart Bridgett is an Associate Director of Thermal Systems at Sidewalk Labs, where he currently supports the Sustainability team with MEP Engineering. His background as a mechanical engineer and a multidisciplinary design project manager has helped him develop diverse experiences across sectors in the United States and Asia -- though he is always looking for the most energy efficient path forward.

Stuart Bridgett is an Associate Director of Thermal Systems at Sidewalk Labs, where he currently supports the Sustainability team with MEP Engineering. His background as a mechanical engineer and a multidisciplinary design project manager has helped him develop diverse experiences across sectors in the United States and Asia — though he is always looking for the most energy efficient path forward.

Stuart is originally from the Isle of Wight in England. He currently lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with his partner Krissa, son Alex, and small neurotic dog, Nano.

Kia Burke
Kia Burke Senior Administrative Assistant

Kia Burke is a Senior Administrative Assistant at Sidewalk Labs. She has worked as an Executive Assistant to the CFO at UnionTheological Seminary and prior to Union was the Executive Assistant to the CFO at Olympus Capital Asia.

Kia Burke is a Senior Administrative Assistant at Sidewalk Labs. She has worked as an Executive Assistant to the CFO at UnionTheological Seminary and prior to Union was the Executive Assistant to the CFO at Olympus Capital Asia.

She currently resides in Flushing, Queens: the ultimate foodies dream.

Laura Capucilli
Laura Capucilli Chief of Staff to the President

Laura Capucilli is the Chief of Staff to the President at Sidewalk Labs, having previously worked in New York City government as an Urban Fellow turned Policy Advisor for City Hall's operations team.

Laura Capucilli is the Chief of Staff to the President at Sidewalk Labs, having previously worked in New York City government as an Urban Fellow turned Policy Advisor for City Hall’s operations team.Following the end of the Bloomberg administration, Laura served as a project manager on the renovation and repositioning of the New York Public Library’s flagship branch at Bryant Park.

Laura graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Public Policy and a Minor in Human Rights. She recently earned an MBA from NYU Stern. While at Stern, Laura worked with the Marron Institute’s Urbanization Project on a sustainable development plan for a city in central Ethiopia and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with its international department.

Josh Chappell
Josh Chappell Senior Software Engineer

Josh Chappell is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, Josh built a new engineering team to tackle scaling and business operations challenges at a growing startup. He also built a machine learning e-commerce platform, which was definitely the reason why the items in your shopping cart were 4 cents more expensive than when you added them the day before. In the decade prior to this, Josh worked at a number of startups and companies in every domain imaginable -- ranging from E

Josh Chappell is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, Josh built a new engineering team to tackle scaling and business operations challenges at a growing startup. He also built a machine learning e-commerce platform, which was definitely the reason why the items in your shopping cart were 4 cents more expensive than when you added them the day before. In the decade prior to this, Josh worked at a number of startups and companies in every domain imaginable — ranging from EdTech to risk management to HCM.

Josh completed a B.S. in computer information systems from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). On the weekends, Josh enjoys building robots, tending to his plants (also, using robots), and exercising his very healthy love for Liverpool Football Club.

Jenny Chen
Jenny Chen Data Scientist II

Jenny Chen is a Data Scientist II at Sidewalk Labs. She is passionate about studying sustainable built-environment through computational approaches. Before joining Sidewalk Labs, Jenny worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, where she focused on zero-energy buildings and sustainable urban development.

Jenny Chen is a Data Scientist II at Sidewalk Labs. She is passionate about studying sustainable built-environment through computational approaches. Before joining Sidewalk Labs, Jenny worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, where she focused on zero-energy buildings and sustainable urban development. Her research interests include system modeling, advanced control, and various applications of AI in the built environment.

Jenny has earned three degrees from Harvard University and served as a teaching fellow for two data science courses. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys walking in nature, playing with cute animals, and exploring local foods.

Betty Chen
Betty Chen Computational Designer II

Betty is a Computational Designer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she worked at SOM (New York) and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with a focus on computational design and analysis for architectural and urban scale projects.

Betty is a Computational Designer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she worked at SOM (New York) and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with a focus on computational design and analysis for architectural and urban scale projects.

Betty received a BArch from RPI and studies MAUD and MDes Technology at Harvard GSD. Her dissertation at the GSD experiments with a system design for on-demand urban programs to revitalize underutilized urban spaces.

Betty is always open to delicious Japanese food and great coffee.

Stephanie Chew
Stephanie Chew Software Engineer II

Stephanie is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining the team at Sidewalk Labs, she worked with FactoryFour to create a web platform for manufacturers to track and optimize their production processes. She has also worked with Codecademy to create content and advise learners on a range of Computer Science topics.

Stephanie is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining the team at Sidewalk Labs, she worked with FactoryFour to create a web platform for manufacturers to track and optimize their production processes. She has also worked with Codecademy to create content and advise learners on a range of Computer Science topics.

Stephanie grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and then headed off to Johns Hopkins University to earn a degree in Computer Science. She loves games, like Sheng Ji and Valorant. If you’re lucky, you might catch her streaming Tetris 99. She’s allergic to exercise, but if you bribe her with milk tea, you could convince her to play tennis.

Rebecca Craft
Rebecca Craft Director, Sustainability - Electrification

Rebecca Craft is the Director of Sustainability - Electrification at Sidewalk Labs. She owns a consulting firm that provides advice primarily to investors, energy efficiency contractors, and energy service companies on distributed energy resources, regulatory strategy, cleantech, and efficiency and demand side management. At Sidewalk, she has primarily worked on the Advanced Power Grid and affordable electrification. Prior to consulting, Rebecca started out her career as a lawyer and worked on l

Rebecca Craft is the Director of Sustainability – Electrification at Sidewalk Labs. She owns a consulting firm that provides advice primarily to investors, energy efficiency contractors, and energy service companies on distributed energy resources, regulatory strategy, cleantech, and efficiency and demand side management. At Sidewalk, she has primarily worked on the Advanced Power Grid and affordable electrification. Prior to consulting, Rebecca started out her career as a lawyer and worked on large energy and infrastructure deals. She has worked in the broad energy field ever since (with a small detour into finance).

Rebecca loves being in the outdoors. She grew up canoeing and hiking in upstate New York and playing a lot of tennis. She has enjoyed working in exciting cities — first Philadelphia and now New York — because she gets to stay active, as well as travel widely and get to other beautiful places.

Dillon Cruz
Dillon Cruz Software Engineer II

Dillon is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. He is driven to use policy and technology to build a more sustainable and equitable society. Prior to Sidewalk, Dillon built zero-emission self-driving cars at GM Cruise, specializing in robotic planning and prediction.

Dillon is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. He is driven to use policy and technology to build a more sustainable and equitable society. Prior to Sidewalk, Dillon built zero-emission self-driving cars at GM Cruise, specializing in robotic planning and prediction. He also managed a San Francisco program providing free internet to thousands of people experiencing homelessness at a nonprofit called ShelterTech. Before that, he worked at Microsoft, where he built large-scale distributed systems.

Dillon studied computer science at Harvard College. A proud native of San Diego, Dillon grew up eating tacos and grooving to hip-hop — all of which he still tries to do in New York City, his sixth city to call home.

Chrystal Dean
Chrystal Dean Associate Director, Inclusive Development

Chrystal Dean is an Associate Director of Inclusive Development at Sidewalk Labs, based in Toronto. She has been working in and alongside communities for over a decade.

Chrystal Dean is an Associate Director of Inclusive Development at Sidewalk Labs, based in Toronto. She has been working in and alongside communities for over a decade.

Since moving to Toronto in 2012, Chrystal has focused her efforts on organizations and initiatives working to empower people and organizations to create a more equitable and just city. As WorldPride Manager for Pride Toronto, she steered one of the largest international events ever hosted in Toronto, with unprecedented city-wide partnerships and programming, and over 2 million attendees. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the Self-Help Resource Centre.

Chrystal has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, and Canada. She is passionate about equity, education, self-determination, social justice, and kindness.

Amrit Dhir
Amrit Dhir Director, Business Development

Amrit Dhir is the Director of Business Development at Sidewalk Labs. He is responsible for advancing the commercial value of Sidewalk's technology products to achieve the greatest possible impact on urban life. He brings to this role close to a decade of experience leading new business development and operations for some of Alphabet's most innovative products and groundbreaking technologies: projects in Google Research and AI; X (formerly Google X); Verily (formerly Google Life Scienc

Amrit Dhir is the Director of Business Development at Sidewalk Labs. He is responsible for advancing the commercial value of Sidewalk’s technology products to achieve the greatest possible impact on urban life. He brings to this role close to a decade of experience leading new business development and operations for some of Alphabet’s most innovative products and groundbreaking technologies: projects in Google Research and AI; X (formerly Google X); Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences); and Google Arts & Culture. He also built up the Global Operations and Connections functions for Google for Startups, roles through which he empowered external innovators and launched a network of physical spaces for entrepreneurs in seven cities across three continents.

Amrit received his JD from Harvard Law School, his MA in Media Culture from Maastricht University, and his BA in International Studies from Emory University. Originally from Los Angeles, he has managed to call close to a dozen cities “home” along the way to his current quarters in New York City. He is additionally a regular volunteer, an angel investor, a metalhead, an aimless writer, a dabbler in languages (bonus points if you can guess which ones), the Hakeem Olajuwon of fantasy sports, and walking.

Pino Di Mascio
Pino Di Mascio Director, Planning & Delivery

Pino Di Mascio is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. In his role, Pino brings with him significant experience in master planning, land-use studies, planning and development analysis, entitlements and policy development. His work has focused on managing and directing complex projects of various scales.

Pino Di Mascio is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. In his role, Pino brings with him significant experience in master planning, land-use studies, planning and development analysis, entitlements and policy development. His work has focused on managing and directing complex projects of various scales. With over 24 years of experience, Pino comes to Sidewalk Labs from Urban Strategies, where as a Partner he helped build what is one of the world’s leading planning and design firms.

Pino has worked with numerous municipalities, developers, institutions, and public-sector land owners and agencies, and is constantly working with such groups to leverage and manage significant land assets to achieve public policy objectives. Pino is a great collaborator, and is always seeking new solutions to complex challenges.

Residing in Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village with his wife and two kids, Pino can regularly be found on long early morning walks with his dog Kiwi in High Park or Sunnyside Beach. And while he loves the chaos of a full and active home, he would be the first to tell you that bringing home a rabbit may not be a wise decision.

Chris Edmonds
Chris Edmonds Senior Associate, Sustainability

Chris Edmonds is a Senior Associate, Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs. His background is in energy, sustainability, and climate change and he has implementation experience ranging from individual building sites to state legislation.

Chris Edmonds is a Senior Associate, Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs. His background is in energy, sustainability, and climate change and he has implementation experience ranging from individual building sites to state legislation.

Prior to this role he worked as a sustainability consultant at WSP Built Ecology, helping clients design and implement sustainability, health, and resilience strategies in the built environment. His projects ranged from certifying green buildings as small as 5,000 SF to developing energy master plans for district scale communities as large as 14 million SF. He has also worked with former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. at the Center for the New Energy Economy on state policy to facilitate renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced transportation legislation.

Chris graduated with honors from Colorado College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Studio Art. Originally from Portland, OR, he now lives in Brooklyn and still loves food coops, community gardens, cyclocross, and being above treeline.

Amanda Finney
Amanda Finney Associate Director, Policy and Communications

Amanda Finney is an Associate Director of Policy and Communications at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Amanda was the National Deputy Women’s Outreach Director for the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign. Prior to the campaign, Amanda worked as a Communications Marketing Manager at Microsoft, where she created digital campaigns to highlight the culture of the company through employee voices.

Amanda Finney is an Associate Director of Policy and Communications at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Amanda was the National Deputy Women’s Outreach Director for the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign. Prior to the campaign, Amanda worked as a Communications Marketing Manager at Microsoft, where she created digital campaigns to highlight the culture of the company through employee voices.

Additionally, Amanda worked as a digital correspondent for Hillary for America, maintaining a dialogue with the American people around issues important to the election. Amanda began her career as a community organizer in Virginia during President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. With experience in the public and private sector, her work remains centered around brand integrity and developing relationships to ensure messaging is elevated to constituents and stakeholders through digital storytelling and social media. Previously, Amanda taught first grade in New Orleans.

Amanda has a M.A. from Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University. She is an advocate of the arts and always has tickets to Broadway, as she strongly believes the show must go on.

Zach Fisher
Zach Fisher Associate Director, IT Management

Zach Fisher is an Associate Director of IT Management at Sidewalk Labs. He started his career in technology at Creative Drive, where he was responsible for developing and managing the Mac infrastructure, as well as supporting the New York office with a range of system administration tasks from printers to network deployments. After Creative Drive, Zach managed Macs and endpoint security at Intersection and Sidewalk Labs.

Zach Fisher is an Associate Director of IT Management at Sidewalk Labs. He started his career in technology at Creative Drive, where he was responsible for developing and managing the Mac infrastructure, as well as supporting the New York office with a range of system administration tasks from printers to network deployments. After Creative Drive, Zach managed Macs and endpoint security at Intersection and Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to his career in technology, Zach was a professional chef at restaurants like Landmarc, Aquavit, Locanda Verde, and ABC Kitchen. He grew up in NYC and went to boarding school in New Hampshire. He studied Art History and Computer Animation at Syracuse University.

Jaison George
Jaison George Senior Associate, Corporate Development

Jaison George is Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked at The Blackstone Group. In this role, he focused primarily on Retail, Multifamily, and Canadian Industrial Real Estate Investments.

Jaison George is Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked at The Blackstone Group. In this role, he focused primarily on Retail, Multifamily, and Canadian Industrial Real Estate Investments.

Jaison was born and raised in Detroit. He graduated from Wayne State University with degrees in Finance and Computer Science,. In his spare time, Jaison enjoys reading, competing in memory competitions, and playing volleyball.

Noah Greenbaum
Noah Greenbaum Senior Hardware Engineer

Noah is a Senior Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Noah was an engineer at Coord, developing solutions for urban mobility and curb insights.

Noah is a Senior Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Noah was an engineer at Coord, developing solutions for urban mobility and curb insights. Before Coord, Noah spent three years as a hardware engineer at MakerBot working on everything electrical, including the electronics for their new Method printer.

Noah completed his B.S. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, at Johns Hopkins University. As a graduate student, he spent many a happy hour in an underground lab at the FDA, writing high-performance CUDA code to image neural implants.

When he’s not at work, he’s often still making work for himself with various electronics projects. Noah enjoys long hikes, dabbling in ham radio, and books of all kinds.

Emma Gruber
Emma Gruber Associate, Finance

Emma Gruber is Associate, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Emma worked for General Motors, where she was a part of their rotational leadership development program. She worked across multiple functions, including IT, Engineering, and Design, and partnered with the business units to align their organizational needs with the company’s financial objectives. She also worked in the product development space, where she provided critical cost analysis for several vehicle programs, including

Emma Gruber is Associate, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Emma worked for General Motors, where she was a part of their rotational leadership development program. She worked across multiple functions, including IT, Engineering, and Design, and partnered with the business units to align their organizational needs with the company’s financial objectives. She also worked in the product development space, where she provided critical cost analysis for several vehicle programs, including the next generation Corvette. Emma is passionate about the future of mobility and excited to see how technology will continue to influence the automotive industry.

Emma graduated from Duke University, where she studied Economics and Psychology. She expanded her studies through involvement with several organizations both on and off campus, including a summer working for the Social Entrepreneur Corps in Guatemala. Originally from Dallas, she has spent the past two years living in downtown Detroit and acclimating to Michigan winters. When the weather is nice, Emma enjoys running outside and attending local sports games. She is excited to live in New York and explore her new city.

Lily Huang
Lily Huang Associate Director, Building Innovations - Architecture

Lily Huang is an Associate Director of Building Innovations - Architecture at Sidewalk Labs. Her work will help shape the strategy, design, and planning to create affordable, flexible, and sustainable buildings. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Lily has spent a decade honing her craft as an architect, practicing in offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Berlin, and Toronto.

Lily Huang is an Associate Director of Building Innovations at Sidewalk Labs. Her work will help shape the strategy, design, and planning to create affordable, flexible, and sustainable buildings. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Lily has spent a decade honing her craft as an architect, practicing in offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Berlin, and Toronto. Most recently at KPMB Architects in Toronto, she has had the opportunity to lead the design of award-winning projects that ranges from private to public, institutional to commercial, large scale complex urban design projects to commercial office renovations. In all her work, Lily is passionate about design as creative problem solving, particularly solutions that have positive social impact.

Lily holds a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and received her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree with a Specialist in Architecture from the University of Toronto. Lily enjoys the beach, the multitude of parks, and ravines that Toronto’s east side has to offer and can often be found wandering the neighborhood with her husband and two children. Despite being an avid urbanite, she loves camping and is an aspiring backcountry camper. She is active in her community, serving as a leader and volunteer in her church and enjoys designing and teaching crafts at children’s summer camp.

Carrie Denning Jackson
Carrie Denning Jackson Director, Development

Carrie Denning Jackson is a Director on the Development team at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for the ground floor development and innovation strategy. Prior to this role, Carrie spent a year in Toronto launching Sidewalk’s experimental lab and workspace, 307, and she originally joined Sidewalk as the Chief of Staff, where she oversaw much of the company’s growth from the mid-teens to 100 plus.

Carrie Denning Jackson is a Director on the Development team at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for the ground floor development and innovation strategy. Prior to this role, Carrie spent a year in Toronto launching Sidewalk’s experimental lab and workspace, 307, and she originally joined Sidewalk as the Chief of Staff, where she oversaw much of the company’s growth from the mid-teens to 100 plus.

Before Sidewalk Labs, Carrie was the San Francisco Curator and Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the art-tech collective, Shared_Studios. Carrie has led teams and shaped projects including three years with IBM’s Smarter Cities team and a year-long fellowship with the Environmental Defense Fund. She’s conducted research for a wide range of think tanks and organizations, including the Brookings Institution, Bloomberg Associates, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, and Bombay First. She also spent time during her MBA at China Vanke, China’s largest residential real estate developer.

Carrie has a BA, MA, and MBA from Stanford University.

Shaina Doar
Shaina Doar Head of Sidewalk Urban Systems

Shaina Doar is Head of Sidewalk Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, Shaina served as the Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Economic Council under Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago.

Shaina Doar is Head of Sidewalk Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, Shaina served as the Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Economic Council under Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. In this role, she set the city’s economic development agenda and managed fiscal policy. Prior to her role in the Mayor’s Office, Shaina was the Director of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, Mayor Emanuel’s economic development plan for the City of Chicago.

Before working with the City of Chicago, Shaina was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office. As a Public Sector Fellow, she led work in the public and social sector offices on a variety of strategic and reform topics including economic development, higher education, and infrastructure.

She holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame. Shaina lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys traveling, running, and skiing, and is proud of her Minnesota heritage.

Cara Eckholm
Cara Eckholm Advisor, FactoryCo

Cara is an Advisor, FactoryCo at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Cara was based in Copenhagen with ReD Associates, a consulting firm that applies social science methods like ethnography to the business world.

Cara is an Advisor, FactoryCo at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Cara was based in Copenhagen with ReD Associates, a consulting firm that applies social science methods like ethnography to the business world. At ReD, Cara managed and worked on long-term strategy projects for a diverse spread of clients, ranging from a major toy company to a global consumer electronics manufacturer. She is also a Young Explorer for National Geographic, and took a sabbatical from work to study the post-war redevelopment of Sarajevo.

Cara graduated from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she concentrated on urban studies. She is a native New Yorker with newfound biking skills and a strong affinity for Danish design.

Jan Fiegel
Jan Fiegel Head of Talent

Jan is Head of Talent at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Jan built the recruiting function at Oscar Insurance, with hundreds of hires during his tenure.

Jan is Head of Talent at Sidewalk Labs.

Before joining Sidewalk, Jan built the recruiting function at Oscar Insurance, with hundreds of hires during his tenure. He has recruited for growth companies in Germany and the U.K. before coming to NYC in 2014.

Originally from Germany, Jan studied International Affairs in Switzerland. He enjoys photography and travel, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

William Fields
William Fields Senior Associate, Pipeline & Partnerships

William Fields is Senior Associate, Pipeline & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, William was a Special Assistant within the United States Department of the Treasury, where he was a key policy advisor to the Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance.

William Fields is Senior Associate, Pipeline & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, William was a Special Assistant within the United States Department of the Treasury, where he was a key policy advisor to the Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance. He provided critical expertise, recommendations, and support on issues including the future structure of the housing finance system, the fiscal solvency of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the designation of non-bank financial institutions as systemically important. Prior to his work at the Treasury Department, William began his career as a staffer on the United States Senate Banking Committee under Chairman Christopher Dodd, assisting the committee during the drafting and passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
William holds a B.A. from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. He is an avid Cleveland sports fan and is a strong believer that the next Cleveland Browns’ championship is just around the corner.
Michelle Ha Tucker
Michelle Ha Tucker Director of Design

Michelle Ha Tucker is Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs.

Michelle Ha Tucker is Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs. Originally trained as an architect, she aims to develop the practice at the intersection of public sector innovation, urban design, and technology. She most recently led the design team at Flux.io, a software startup incubated inside of Google[x] that helps architects design and build more efficiently.

Prior to Flux, Michelle was a director at IDEO, guiding user-centered design teams and establishing a public sector portfolio of work in the Chicago office. Her clients have included the Chicago Public Libraries, American Express, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the TSA.

She is actively involved in arts and design education–she’s served on the board of the Hyde Park Art Center and spent a year reimagining design curriculum at RISD. She holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard and degrees in Architecture and Management from MIT. Originally from the Bay Area, she’s excited to explore all that NYC and Toronto has to offer with her husband and young daughter.

Abby Harrill
Abby Harrill Associate Director, Finance

Abby Harrill is Associate Director of Finance at Sidewalk Labs.

Abby Harrill is Finance Associate at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk she worked for GE Digital as a Finance Operations Manager, building out the company’s financial operations for its new software venture. She graduated from GE’s financial management program, where she worked on the disposition of GE Capital both in investor relations and treasury.

Abby studied finance and consulting at UNC Chapel Hill. Born and raised in North Carolina, she cheers for both the Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers. New York City is her sixth move in 4 years so she’s happy to be back on the East coast and stay awhile. She currently resides in West Village and is eating up the New York culinary scene.

Amelia (Meli) Harvey
Amelia (Meli) Harvey Senior Computational Designer

Amelia (Meli) Harvey is a Senior Computational Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Meli's passion lies at the intersection of land use, mobility, and urban development, and how these topics relate to our most pressing environmental and resiliency challenges.

Amelia (Meli) Harvey is a Senior Computational Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Meli’s passion lies at the intersection of land use, mobility, and urban development, and how these topics relate to our most pressing environmental and resiliency challenges.

Meli brings to the team a diverse background spanning art, design, policy, and software engineering. Past experiences include working as a computational designer at WeWork, a digital fabrication specialist for the sculptor Diana Al-Hadid, a designer at Bjarke Ingels Group architects (BIG), a GIS specialist at the Regional Plan Association (RPA).

Her education includes a Master in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Architecture at Syracuse University. She has taught the course Algorithms and Urbanism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). She has also contributed to academic journals such as Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), and peer reviewed for Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD).

Saif Haobsh
Saif Haobsh Computational Designer of Customer Success

Saif Haobsh is a Computational Designer of Customer Success at Sidewalk Labs. With a background in architecture, he is dedicated to addressing societal challenges at the interface of human behavior and the built environment.

Saif Haobsh is a Computational Designer of Customer Success at Sidewalk Labs. With a background in architecture, he is dedicated to addressing societal challenges at the interface of human behavior and the built environment.

Prior to Sidewalk, Saif worked at Amazon R+D exploring spatial design for conversational systems and at Certain Measures leveraging computer vision for urban analytics. As an architect at AECOM Abu Dhabi, he designed concepts for high-rise towers, district-scale developments, and cultural landmarks with a focus on applied computational methods.

Saif is a graduate of the Master in Design Engineering program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Engineering and Applied Sciences and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After stints in Amman, Abu Dhabi, Seattle, and Boston, he is excited to return to NYC to continue his passion for ceramics, filmmaking, and music composition.

Brian Ho
Brian Ho Senior Design Lead

Brian Ho is a Senior Design Lead at Sidewalk Labs. As an interdisciplinary designer with a background in architecture, Brian focuses on making both the built environment and urban technology better for people.

Brian Ho is a Senior Design Lead at Sidewalk Labs. As an interdisciplinary designer with a background in architecture, Brian focuses on making both the built environment and urban technology better for people.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Brian graduated from the Master in Design Engineering program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His portfolio includes developing an augmented reality interface for building performance at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, improving accessibility with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, designing a public environmental center at Leroy Street Studio in NYC, and planning post-Hurricane Katrina land use at Waggonner & Ball Architects. Brian received a B.A. in Architecture from Yale University, spent a year at Columbia University’s M.Arch program, and is a LEED AP BD+C professional.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys running, biking, climbing, and the pursuit of good coffee.

David Huang
David Huang Software Engineer

David Huang is a Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to working at Sidewalk Labs, he held a variety of internship positions at different companies. Some of his most recent roles included developing augmented reality applications for the HoloLens at Microsoft and leveraging data engineering to improve healthcare at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

David Huang is a Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to working at Sidewalk Labs, he held a variety of internship positions at different companies. Some of his most recent roles included developing augmented reality applications for the HoloLens at Microsoft and leveraging data engineering to improve healthcare at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

David grew up in Ottawa, Canada and graduated with a BaSC in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Outside of work, he enjoys reading fantasy fiction and learning new languages. He also aspires to become a mixologist.

Okalo Ikhena
Okalo Ikhena Director of Product Management

Okalo Ikhena is the Director of Product Management for Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, Okalo was a Product Manager at Google for 4 years, launching new products and businesses.

Okalo Ikhena is the Director of Product Management for Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, Okalo was a Product Manager at Google for 4 years, launching new products and businesses. As the Product Management Client Lead at YouTube TV, he led product launches across tablet, TV and Google Assistant platforms. At the Google Store, he led the product launch and growth of its new e-commerce platform across 25 countries and 50 languages. Most recently, he led product management and user experience design at Ally, a startup within Google’s Area 120 focused on connecting emerging markets startups with expertise and funding. Prior to Google, he spent 4 years at Microsoft, building out mobile search experiences (local, maps, personalization) across iOS, Android, and mobile web platforms.

Okalo holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he served on the boards of the Africa Business Club and Design Club, as well as founded the Africa Business Conference New Venture Competition. He earned his BSc. in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from Florida Institute of Technology.

Besides his passion for improving quality of life in cities, Okalo explores urban futurism as an amateur screenwriter in his free time. Originally from Nigeria, New York is his 7th city to call home, and he is looking forward to exploring all that it has to offer.

Eric Jaffe
Eric Jaffe Editorial Director

Eric Jaffe is Editorial Director of Sidewalk Labs. He previously served as New York Bureau Chief for CityLab, The Atlantic’s site devoted to urban life, where his own writing focused on transportation policy and the science of cities.

Eric Jaffe is Editorial Director of Sidewalk Labs.

He previously served as New York Bureau Chief for CityLab, The Atlantic’s site devoted to urban life, where his own writing focused on transportation policy and the science of cities. In 2014 he edited a year-long series called the Future of Transportation, which explored what tomorrow will hold for metro area mobility.

Eric has contributed to many publications as a freelancer, including Fast Company, where he wrote a regular Co.Design column called Evidence. He’s also the author of two books, including The King’s Best Highway (Scribner, 2010), a social history of U.S. transportation.

Eric holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Originally from Washington, D.C., he’s lived in New York since 2008, and no longer knows if he’s a Washingtonian or a New Yorker.

B.H. Bronson Johnson
B.H. Bronson Johnson Director, Infrastructure

B.H. Bronson Johnson is Director, Infrastructure at Sidewalk Labs. Bronson is trained and licensed as a geologist, civil engineer, and geotechnical engineer.

B.H. Bronson Johnson is Director, Infrastructure at Sidewalk Labs. Bronson is trained and licensed as a geologist, civil engineer, and geotechnical engineer. While working at Forest City and Lennar Urban, he employed his technical background to lead the infrastructure planning, engineering, and implementation of a number of complex large-scale urban developments. Working in all stages of development, from entitlement to operation, Bronson has established an integrated project approach that meets the planning vision but retains flexibility to respond to changing market conditions. He believes that the key to successful development is engagement with city agencies and the community.

Bronson recently relocated from San Francisco with his wife and two young children. He now lives in Brooklyn, where he plays an assortment of instruments to keep the musical of life humming along.

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas Senior Creative Technologist

Nick is a Senior Creative Technologist at Sidewalk Labs.

Before joining Sidewalk, he worked at Google Creative Lab helping to concept & prototype new product ideas for Google, with a research focus in Translate.

Nick is a Senior Creative Technologist at Sidewalk Labs.

Before joining Sidewalk, he worked at Google Creative Lab helping to concept & prototype new product ideas for Google, with a research focus in Translate. Originally from California, Nick loves woodworking, playing soccer & tennis, being in the outdoors & traveling.

Jack Jones
Jack Jones Senior Associate, Cost Estimator

Jack is a Senior Associate, Cost Estimator at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Jack was a Project Controls Manager for Turner & Townsend in San Francisco working on Google ground up development projects helping to manage, forecast, and report costs at all levels. Jack was also responsible for providing analysis and estimating for Google across their construction portfolio to review and develop construction costs and budgets.

Jack is a Senior Associate, Cost Estimator at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Jack was a Project Controls Manager for Turner & Townsend in San Francisco working on Google ground up development projects helping to manage, forecast, and report costs at all levels. Jack was also responsible for providing analysis and estimating for Google across their construction portfolio to review and develop construction costs and budgets.

Before Google, Jack worked as a Quantity Surveyor for Morgan Sindall in the United Kingdom across Commercial, Educational, and Governmental sectors. On the contractor side, Jack was responsible for the overall management of the project costs, commercial input to design and operational matters, subcontract package procurement and management, risk and value management, contract change control, and the development and implementation of complex cost work breakdown structures linked to schedule activities for cost validation.

Jack has a B.Sc in Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management from Loughborough University and is an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Jack is an avid fan of all sports played in the U.S. and Canada without actually supporting a team and is hoping (maybe) one from Toronto convinces him to commit!

Mya Jones
Mya Jones Executive Assistant

Mya is an Executive Assistant to Dan Doctoroff. Prior to Sidewalk, Mya worked as an executive assistant and personal assistant for various companies over the past ten years, such as Ralph Lauren. She also worked in corporate aviation for NetJets as a Gulfstream flight attendant, account manager, and sales assistant.

Mya is an Executive Assistant to Dan Doctoroff. Prior to Sidewalk, Mya worked as an executive assistant and personal assistant for various companies over the past ten years, such as Ralph Lauren. She also worked in corporate aviation for NetJets as a Gulfstream flight attendant, account manager, and sales assistant.

Mya was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University. She also spent time in California and Texas before moving to NYC in 2005 with her two children. Some of her favorite pastimes include international travel, golf, tennis, meditation, and yoga. As a practitioner of various lineages of meditation, she is currently working on her Meditation Teacher certification with the intention of one day sharing her practice and the benefits with others.

Annie Koo
Annie Koo Associate Director, Housing

Annie Koo is an Associate Director of Housing at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for Sidewalk's housing affordability and innovation strategy.

Annie Koo is an Associate Director of Housing at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for Sidewalk’s housing affordability and innovation strategy.

Prior to Sidewalk, Annie was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, where she served public and private sector clients on strategy and enterprise transformations. She previously worked at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development in the Bloomberg Administration, where she held roles in strategic planning and the executive office. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in Singapore focused on housing and urban development.

Annie holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is originally from McAllen, Texas and lives with her husband in New York City, where you can often find them on (yet another) bike adventure.

Adam Krebs
Adam Krebs Senior Software Engineer

Adam Krebs is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Adam started Uber's Visualization team in NYC, where he worked on data visualization tools, platforms, and public installations for Uber Movement, Jump, Cities, Kepler.gl, and Uber Eats. His team of 4 won the 2017 Uber Hackathon for creating a hybrid subway / Uber last mile trips planner.

Adam Krebs is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Adam started Uber’s Visualization team in NYC, where he worked on data visualization tools, platforms, and public installations for Uber Movement, Jump, Cities, Kepler.gl, and Uber Eats. His team of 4 won the 2017 Uber Hackathon for creating a hybrid subway / Uber last mile trips planner.

A Computer Science graduate of NYU, he has called NYC home for over a decade (with stop-overs in Berlin, Montana, and the Middle East along the way). As an undergraduate student, Adam built NYU’s bike sharing program, Green Grants and a competition between residence halls to lower their electricity usage. He loves bicycles, motorcycles, urban parks and trains. He is also a proud New Urbanist and a Jane Jacobs / Rem Koolhaas stan.

Ayelet Lebovicz
Ayelet Lebovicz Associate Director, Legal - Senior Counsel

Ayelet is Associate Director, Legal - Senior Counsel with Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, she was vice president in legal with a real estate investor and developer focusing on urban revitalization. There, she oversaw a wide-variety of matters, including the sale, purchase, financing, and construction of real estate projects in partnership with the team's executive leadership.

Ayelet is Associate Director, Legal – Senior Counsel with Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, she was vice president in legal with a real estate investor and developer focusing on urban revitalization. There, she oversaw a wide-variety of matters, including the sale, purchase, financing, and construction of real estate projects in partnership with the team’s executive leadership.

Prior to that, she was an attorney in private law firm practice, including with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP, where she represented private equity funds, REITs, investment banks, and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate and other M&A transactions.

Ayelet earned her undergraduate degree in Social Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with honors from Harvard College, where she completed her thesis on issues of gender and religion. She received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, for which she was an editor on the Journal of Law and Gender. A native New Yorker and lover of cities the world over, Ayelet lives on the Upper Westside with her husband and daughter. She enjoys travel, concerts, Ali Wong, and all things coffee.

Holly Lim
Holly Lim Chief Financial Officer

Holly Lim is the Chief Financial Officer at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Holly held successive CFO roles at SoundCloud and then at TuneIn which were both late-stage venture-backed companies that were going through transitions from working through pure growth mode to building sustainable businesses.

Holly Lim is the Chief Financial Officer at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Holly held successive CFO roles at SoundCloud and then at TuneIn which were both late-stage venture-backed companies that were going through transitions from working through pure growth mode to building sustainable businesses.

Before that, Holly spent 4 years at Google running business operations and finance for a skunk-works lab called ATAP that was focused on break-through innovations in mobile-based hardware and software. She has also worked with comedians and cowboys through roles at Comedy Central and Stetson.

Holly holds a BBA from The University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Having moved east after 8 years in Northern California, she and her family are excited to be back in Brooklyn!

Mark Luckhardt
Mark Luckhardt Associate Director, Infrastructure Delivery

Mark is the Associate Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Mark worked for FivePoint Communities in San Francisco, where he managed land development programs on large, mixed-use master developments and developed a passion for applying emerging technologies to large-scale infrastructure systems.

Mark is the Associate Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Mark worked for FivePoint Communities in San Francisco, where he managed land development programs on large, mixed-use master developments and developed a passion for applying emerging technologies to large-scale infrastructure systems. Mark’s background in urban infrastructure development covers the spectrum from planning and entitlement through construction and operations. Before working in land development, Mark worked in civil construction where he had many experiences including building water harvesting systems in rural Guatemala, imploding high rise buildings in New Zealand, and managing large federal infrastructure projects in the United States.

Mark is originally from Minnesota but spent five years in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons. He has a BCE in Civil Engineering with a minor in Construction Management from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and continues to learn every day. When not on the project site or chasing his two sons, you will find Mark exploring the local microbreweries, backpacking in the summer, or snowboarding in the winter.

Andy Ma
Andy Ma Senior Associate, Procurement

Andy Ma is Senior Associate, Procurement at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Andy served as the Strategy Manager at Rogers Communications, where he helped drive organizational-wide cost transformation and working capital optimization initiatives.

Andy Ma is Senior Associate, Procurement at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Andy served as the Strategy Manager at Rogers Communications, where he helped drive organizational-wide cost transformation and working capital optimization initiatives.

In addition, he was a formal management consultant at Deloitte’s Strategy and Operation practice supporting large size Canadian and U.S. clients in both top-line improvement and bottom line reduction.

Andy held a Master of Management degree from McGill University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

In his spare time, Andy is an outdoor hiking lover. He has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Annapurna Base Camp trail in Nepal, and Santa Cruz trail in Peru. More importantly, he is a foodie constantly exploring the restaurants landscape wherever he travels to.

Michael Malone
Michael Malone Associate Director, Finance (Payroll & Global Mobility)

Michael Malone is an Associate Director of Finance for Payroll and Global Mobility at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, he worked at a range of industries from startups to global brands. Most recently, he worked with LinkedIn and Twitter.

Michael Malone is an Associate Director of Finance for Payroll and Global Mobility at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, he worked at a range of industries from startups to global brands. Most recently, he worked with LinkedIn and Twitter. Throughout his career, Michael implemented a global REIT, transitioned 2 companies through to IPO, ran his own payroll business for over 5 years, implemented over 250 payroll systems conversions, and prepared Global RFP for Time & Attendance.

Michael is originally from Ireland and studied Physics at Trinity College, Dublin. He now lives in San Francisco with his partner and two cats, Calvin and Chloe. He is currently intrigued with learning how to make things. He also enjoys music, film, mixology, architecture, landscaping, photography, travel, hiking, and skiing.

Jorge Manrique Charro
Jorge Manrique Charro Associate Director, Investments

Jorge Manrique Charro is an Associate Director on the Investments team at Sidewalk Labs, based in the Toronto office. Jorge previously worked on real estate investments, financings, and disposals at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, based in the United Arab Emirates.

Jorge Manrique Charro is an Associate Director on the Investments team at Sidewalk Labs, based in the Toronto office.

Jorge previously worked on real estate investments, financings, and disposals at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, based in the United Arab Emirates. Before that, Jorge lived in London for 6 years, where he worked in the acquisitions and real estate development team at Tishman Speyer.

Jorge is excited to explore his new home, Toronto, with his wife and two young children. In his spare time, he loves trail running and cycling.

Connor Mundy
Connor Mundy Senior Associate, Corporate Development

Connor Mundy is Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked on the real estate acquisitions team at Blackstone.

Connor Mundy is Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, he worked on the real estate acquisitions team at Blackstone.

Connor graduated from the University of Michigan with a BBA. In his spare time, he likes spending time outdoors and exploring NYC via Citi Bike.

Justin Joachimiak
Justin Joachimiak Office Manager

Justin is an Office Manager at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Justin received his Master's in International Affairs from The New School in New York City, and served two years in the Peace Corps in Tanzania teaching English to secondary school students.

Justin is an Office Manager at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Justin received his Master’s in International Affairs from The New School in New York City, and served two years in the Peace Corps in Tanzania teaching English to secondary school students.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Justin received his B.A. from SUNY Binghamton in Philosophy. In his free time, Justin enjoys running with his dog, reading about history, and cooking.

Michael Kalt
Michael Kalt Senior Advisor

Michael is Senior Advisor at Sidewalk Labs. Michael is also the founder of Partners Path Capital, a multifamily investment office that focuses on real estate and specialty private equity transactions. Prior to Partners Path, Michael was Senior Vice President of Development and Business Affairs for the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was part of a core management team that turned around what had been one of the most moribund franchises in professional sports.

Michael is Senior Advisor at Sidewalk Labs. Michael is also the founder of Partners Path Capital, a multifamily investment office that focuses on real estate and specialty private equity transactions. Prior to Partners Path, Michael was Senior Vice President of Development and Business Affairs for the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was part of a core management team that turned around what had been one of the most moribund franchises in professional sports.

Michael previously worked in Mayor Bloomberg’s office as a senior advisor to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. In that capacity, he managed relations between the Mayor’s Office and the city’s Economic Development Corporation, coordinated area-wide planning and economic development initiatives through the five boroughs, and served as the city’s point person for the development of the new Yankee Stadium, CitiField, and the Barclays Center.

Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Michael was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company where he focused on addressing both strategic and operating issues for media and telecommunications firms.

Michael received his BA in Political Science and Urban Studies from Brown University and his JD from Harvard Law School. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Tim Kau
Tim Kau Associate Director, Visual Design

Tim Kau is the Associate Director of Visual Design at Sidewalk Labs.

Tim Kau is the Associate Director of Visual Design at Sidewalk Labs.

Tim spent 12 years in the advertising industry as a visual designer, working with clients including Nike, Chase, Citi, and Coca-Cola.

Tim graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, where he bought his first pair of Birkenstocks. Today, he prefers to wear Converse or Vans.  He currently lives in NYC with his wife Grace, two sons Jonah and Isaiah, and puppy Chuy.

Ariel Kennan
Ariel Kennan Director, Design

Ariel Kennan is the Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, she was the Director of Design and Product for the New York City Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity.

Ariel Kennan is the Director of Design at Sidewalk Labs, where draws upon her experience in multidisciplinary design and technology to collaborate with community, government, and industry partners to design service experiences, craft strategy, and create and source digital tools.

Before Sidewalk, Ariel served the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity as Director of Design and Product. In that role, she led the design and development of a portfolio of digital products and founded the nation’s first municipal service design studio dedicated to making public services for low-income residents as effective and accessible as possible. Her time in government was inspired through fellowships with Code for America and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, where she discovered the potential for design in the public sector. Ariel previously designed and produced experiences for the built environment, ranging from intimate immersive media to expansive buildings. She holds a BFA in Integrated Design from Parsons School of Design.

Originally from Arizona, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband. She loves riding bikes and cooking delicious meals.

Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy Director, Hardware Engineer

Tom is Director, Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Tom was founder and CEO of ReFactory, a design consultancy and electronics manufacturing firm. Located in Brooklyn, New York, ReFactory helped small companies and startups design, prototype, and manufacture electronic products.

Tom is Director, Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Tom was founder and CEO of ReFactory, a design consultancy and electronics manufacturing firm. Located in Brooklyn, New York, ReFactory helped small companies and startups design, prototype, and manufacture electronic products.  ReFactory was born out of Tom’s experience with EnergyHub, the first company he co-founded, where as CTO and Director of Hardware Engineering, he led the development and manufacturing of an energy management ecosystem of connected devices.  Tom sat on EnergyHub’s Board of Directors up until its acquisition by Alarm.com.

Before Tom’s entrepreneurial endeavors, he was an Electrical Engineer at Honeybee Robotics, where he worked as the lead Electrical Engineer for the Sample Manipulation System, a critical subsystem of the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, which continues to operate aboard the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars.  Tom earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

When Tom isn’t designing hardware, he loves spending time with his family and cooking overly complicated meals.  As a side project, he is creating an iPad-like toy for his toddler son that incorporates more external buttons, knobs, and lights than he’ll know what to do with.

Karim Khalifa
Karim Khalifa Director, Buildings Innovation

Karim Khalifa is Director of Buildings Innovation for Sidewalk Labs.

Karim is Director of Buildings Innovation for Sidewalk Labs. He has spent his career in the design and construction world, most recently leading the global hotel innovation and design team at Marriott, where he launched the company’s first innovation lab/collaborative design space (The Underground). While at Marriott, he also led the LEED Volume Build program for hotels and launched Marriott’s global modular construction initiative.

Prior to joining Marriott, he managed Parsons Corporation’s South American engineering practice in Lima, Peru and earlier worked in Bechtel’s power and water resource group in the U.S. and overseas.

Karim served in the U.S. Peace Corps as the Western Regional engineer for The Honduran Ministry of Health working in sanitation and vaccine distribution. While he is not tinkering in his workshop, Karim can be found scoping out his next remote adventure.

Emily Kildow
Emily Kildow Associate Director of Sustainability

Emily Kildow is the Associate Director of Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, she led sustainability for Google's New York City campus.

Emily Kildow is the Associate Director of Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, she led sustainability for Google’s New York City campus.

Emily has spent 12 years in New York City as a pervasive advocate for sustainability, working on everything from the Brooklyn Botanical Visitor Center to sky-rise financial institutions. She has been active on USGBC local and national boards; worked on New York City’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines; served on the High Line Pneumatic Waste Advisory Board; co-chaired the Energy Metering and Operations working group for the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability; and won an Energy New York Award (ENYA) from the New York Energy Consumer Council.

Emily is originally from Colorado. She loves to travel, explore culture through cooking classes, and take advantage of New York City summertimes.

Laura Kilian
Laura Kilian Interim General Counsel

Laura is the Interim General Counsel at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Laura was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, where she structured, negotiated, and executed financings, M&A transactions, and joint ventures.

Laura is the Interim General Counsel at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Laura was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at BuzzFeed, where she structured, negotiated, and executed financings, M&A transactions, and joint ventures. She also provided business and legal counseling on a wide variety of commercial matters, including technology, partnerships, and licensing agreements. Laura additionally managed corporate governance and employment matters and guided the company’s expansion into new international markets.

Prior to BuzzFeed, Laura worked at Gunderson Dettmer, where she represented domestic and international venture capital firms and startups in financings, tender offers, M&A transactions, and various corporate governance matters. Prior to that, Laura worked in corporate law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and Munich and at Hogan Lovells in Berlin and London.

Laura was born in Germany and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and obtained her law degree from the NYU School of Law, where she was an editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics.

After many years in Manhattan, Laura is a Brooklyn convert and lives in Boerum Hill with her boyfriend. Laura loves reading, art, travel and taking advantage of all that New York has to offer.

Eugene Kim
Eugene Kim Associate Director, Privacy & Data Governance

Eugene Kim is an Associate Director of Privacy Data Governance at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to Sidewalk, Eugene served as Innovation Adoption Lead at Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He previously worked at eHealth Ontario and Ontario's office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, where he held roles in privacy and policy.

Eugene Kim is an Associate Director of Privacy Data Governance at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to Sidewalk, Eugene served as Innovation Adoption Lead at Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He previously worked at eHealth Ontario and Ontario’s office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, where he held roles in privacy and policy. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo, and a JD from University of Ottawa.

In his spare time, Eugene enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring the neighbourhoods of Toronto with a hot cup of coffee in hand.

Lana Lee Wright
Lana Lee Wright Project Manager, Policy and Communications

Lana oversees projects and operations for the Policy and Communications team at Sidewalk Labs. She has held leadership, administrative, and operations roles across technology and higher education spaces. She has a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through her professional practice.

Lana oversees projects and operations for the Policy and Communications team at Sidewalk Labs. She has held leadership, administrative, and operations roles across technology and higher education spaces. She has a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through her professional practice.

Prior to Sidewalk Labs, she managed operations at the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office at New York University and worked on various committees and projects devoted to social justice and student success. She also served as an Associate in Apple Inc’s. Store Leader Program, where she developed and supported cross-functional teams and worked to improve the employee/client experience.

Lana graduated with honors from New York University with Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Art History, a minor in Music Production, and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. By night, she moonlights as a DJ and coordinates the instructor training programs at ((305)) Fitness. Lana has a fondness for travel, books, and Ron Swanson’s approach to life.

Corinna Li
Corinna Li Associate Director, Mobility

Corinna is an Associate Director of Mobility for Sidewalk Labs. Her background is in urban transportation, with a focus on catalyzing policy changes through new data and technology.

Corinna is an Associate Director of Mobility for Sidewalk Labs. Her background is in urban transportation, with a focus on catalyzing policy changes through new data and technology.

Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Corinna was a Product Manager and a City Lead at Coord, where she built API products for parking, tolling, routing, curb regulation, and bike-share systems. She has also worked with transit agencies in Boston and Singapore to pilot mobile technologies. Her previous professional experiences include Uber and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Corinna holds an M.S. in Transportation and a Master in City Planning from MIT, as well as a B.A. from Yale. She currently resides in Toronto after spending a decade in the United States. As a child, she once fell into an uncovered sidewalk manhole in the darkness of night, so she has come full circle by working at Sidewalk Labs.

Chris Macies
Chris Macies Finance Director

Chris is Finance Director at Sidewalk Labs.

Chris is Finance Director at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to Sidewalk, Chris has been working with Alphabet/Google since 2013. He was part of Deloitte’s CFO Program, which aimed to develop next generation finance leaders, and focused on finance org and op models following CFO transitions. He started his career working with local, state, and federal governments to execute large-scale infrastructure programs, ranging from disaster recovery programs in Louisiana, Colorado, and Texas, to the World Cup in Qatar.

Chris was born in Canada, and has two younger sisters. He has lived in New York City since 2005, and people thought he was crazy for studying Architecture and Economics as an undergrad. He currently resides in the Financial District with his partner Matthew and their two cats. He is passionate about the intersection of infrastructure, technology, and finance, and the impact it will have on communities and the people who live in them.

Drew Majkut
Drew Majkut Associate Director, Talent

Drew Majkut is an Associate Director, Talent at Sidewalk Labs. He builds Sidewalk Labs' engineering, product, and design teams. He previously worked at Oscar, where he helped grow the company's software engineering and risk departments.

Drew Majkut is an Associate Director, Talent at Sidewalk Labs. He builds Sidewalk Labs’ engineering, product, and design teams. He previously worked at Oscar, where he helped grow the company’s software engineering and risk departments.

Drew is originally from Massachusetts. He graduated from Connecticut College summa cum laude with a degree in International Relations and studied abroad at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. A washed-up long distance runner, Drew loves carbs and gin and tonics. He lives on the Upper East Side with his fish.

Adam Marshall
Adam Marshall Director of Digital Fabrication and Construction

Adam Marshall is the Director of Digital Fabrication and Construction at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Adam worked for the Boeing Company, where he held technical and leadership roles in production engineering, technology development, and manufacturing.

Adam Marshall is the Director of Digital Fabrication and Construction at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Adam worked for the Boeing Company, where he held technical and leadership roles in production engineering, technology development, and manufacturing.

He holds a BSME from the University of Oklahoma, as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from MIT. Adam lives near Seattle with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending time in the wilderness fly-fishing and backpacking.

Charlotte Matthews
Charlotte Matthews Director of Sustainability

Charlotte Matthews is Sidewalk Labs' Director of Sustainability. Charlotte has 20 years of experience in the development, design, construction, and operation of green buildings and distributed generation-energy infrastructure. 

Charlotte Matthews is Sidewalk Labs’ Director of Sustainability.
Charlotte joined Sidewalk out of commercial real estate, where she led sustainability and energy development for projects as massive as Hudson Yards.  Prior to her ten years with the real estate owner/developer Related, Charlotte worked in construction management and architecture.
Charlotte has a BS from Brown in Environmental Science with a focus in Architecture and Engineering.
Charlotte loves her work, lunch walks, tennis, and long runs.  She’s a resident of Harlem, where she owns a ping pong table and keeps the fridge stocked with beer.

 

Davina Mazaroli
Davina Mazaroli Head of People

Davina is the Head of People at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Davina was the Vice President of People Continuity for AB InBev North America, where she led recruiting, talent management, and leadership development for the US and Canada.

Davina is the Head of People at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Davina was the Vice President of People Continuity for AB InBev North America, where she led recruiting, talent management, and leadership development for the US & Canada.

Passionate about cultures and understanding what makes people and teams tick, Davina started her career in talent management consulting at Right Management. During her time here, she worked with Fortune 500 companies to assess their teams and create succession and culture strategies to enable high performance.

Davina holds her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from New York University. A city girl at heart, Davina lives in Manhattan but will never turn down the opportunity to hop on a plane and travel somewhere new.

Trista Miller
Trista Miller Associate Director, Investments

Trista Miller is an Associate Director of Investments at Sidewalk Labs, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs and the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Trista Miller is an Associate Director of Investments at Sidewalk Labs. Most recently, Trista worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in Sydney and New York. Prior to that, she worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Trista has an MBA from Cornell and a BA from Yale. In her spare time, she loves running, hiking, SCUBA diving, and snowboarding.

Nerissa Moray
Nerissa Moray Director, Planning & Delivery

Nerissa Moray is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. She comes to Sidewalk Labs via New York's urban renewal and technology project, the Lowline. Nerissa's love of tech and urbanism comes from ten years of project management of urban planning and multi-disciplinary building engineering teams, and another ten years of leading international software development projects.

Nerissa Moray is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. She comes to Sidewalk Labs via New York’s urban renewal and technology project, the Lowline. Nerissa’s love of tech and urbanism comes from ten years of project management of urban planning and multi-disciplinary building engineering teams, and another ten years of leading international software development projects.
Nerissa earned an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed the Japanese Studies program at Nanzan University. She has spent about a quarter of her life in New York, Toronto, Tokyo and rural Scotland, but she now calls Brooklyn home.
Craig Nevill-Manning
Craig Nevill-Manning Head of Engineering

Craig is the Head of Engineering at Sidewalk Labs. He focuses on developing new urban technologies and working with portfolio companies to develop their engineering teams and technology.

Craig is the Head of Engineering at Sidewalk Labs. He focuses on developing new urban technologies and working with portfolio companies to develop their engineering teams and technology.

Before joining Sidewalk Labs, he founded Google’s first remote engineering center, located in New York City. In his role as Engineering Director at Google, he oversaw the development of products including Google Local (now Maps) and Froogle (now Google Shopping), as well as features of web search such as Question Answering and Web Definitions.

As engineering director of Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, he co-founded Google.org’s Flu Trends and Crisis Response projects, providing maps, imagery and a missing persons service after crises in Japan and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Google in 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at Stanford University. He is the author of 44 peer-reviewed academic publications, and was awarded a Career Grant by the National Science Foundation for work combining information retrieval and computational biology.

A native of New Zealand, he earned a BSc in Computer Science from Canterbury University and a PhD in Computer Science from Waikato University. Passionate about great coffee, he co-founded Happy Bones café in Little Italy with his wife Kirsten and partners from New Zealand.

Nina Nappa
Nina Nappa Executive Assistant

Nina Nappa is an Executive Assistant at Sidewalk Labs.

Nina Nappa is an Executive Assistant at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, she worked as a corporate immigration Paralegal at Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP in New York City. Nina graduated with honors in International Relations from Boston University.

Originally from Rhode Island, Nina enjoys traveling, hiking, discovering up-and-coming restaurants, and trying as many international candies as possible—though gummy candy is her ultimate weakness.

Jeremy Neiman
Jeremy Neiman Senior Software Engineer

Jeremy Neiman is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.Best known for his award-winning entry to the Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Contest in the fourth grade and that one time he made the little league all-star team, in high school he found a passion for civic technology while working for Brooklyn Community Board 14, where he built one of the city’s first community board websites.

Jeremy Neiman is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.

Best known for his award-winning entry to the Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Contest in the fourth grade and that one time he made the little league all-star team, in high school he found a passion for civic technology while working for Brooklyn Community Board 14, where he built one of the city’s first community board websites. Since then, he has done little of note.

Those little-noted things include working as a data scientist for the New York City Department of Sanitation, where he used technology such as machine learning and computer vision to improve operations and building products for IBM Smarter Cities. Jeremy studied computer science at The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and holds a master’s degree in urban informatics from NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. His project “New York Seeks Haikus” was featured in the annual Data Through Design exhibit, which highlights art inspired by NYC’s open datasets.

Jeremy is a hobbyist photographer, pizza snob, amateur bonsai dad and an avid board gamer.

Willa Ng
Willa Ng Director of Mobility – Streets, Urban Systems

Willa Ng is Director of Mobility – Streets, Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs. Her background is in transportation engineering and community engagement, with a focus on parking and transportation demand management.

Willa Ng is Director of Mobility – Streets, Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs. Her background is in transportation engineering and community engagement, with a focus on parking and transportation demand management.

At the City of Berkeley, Willa implemented a demand-responsive parking program, as well as transit and biking programs, under the city’s goBerkeley pilot. Willa previously worked at the New York City Department of Transportation managing the PARK Smart value-pricing program, the parking technology pilot program, two community-based transportation pilots, and the congestion pricing proposal environmental review.

Willa began as a transportation engineer at AECOM. She graduated from UC-Berkeley with an MS in transportation engineering and from MIT with BS degrees in civil engineering and management. She is a proud native New Yorker and recreational eater.

Moyosore Odubanjo
Moyosore Odubanjo Associate Director, Finance

Moyosore Odubanjo is an Associate Director, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Moyosore assisted in scaling accounting operations at Andela and at Yext up through its pre-IPO stage. Prior to Yext, she managed the accounting department for the international operations of Motley Fool and has worked at different companies that span from consulting, hospitality, consumer goods, and telecommunications.

Moyosore Odubanjo is an Associate Director, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Moyosore assisted in scaling accounting operations at Andela and at Yext up through its pre-IPO stage. Prior to Yext, she managed the accounting department for the international operations of Motley Fool and has worked at different companies that span from consulting, hospitality, consumer goods, and telecommunications.

Moyosore is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated with a BA in Finance and Accounting from Georgia State University and an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

Nicholas Okafor
Nicholas Okafor Associate, Commercialization

Nick is an Associate, Commercialization within Sidewalk Urbans Systems (SUS) at Sidewalk Labs. He advocates for a radical rethinking of the tools used to create a more just and equitable society, and believes that technology paired with inclusive design and engagement can disrupt the sector for the better.

Nick is an Associate, Commercialization within Sidewalk Urbans Systems (SUS) at Sidewalk Labs. He advocates for a radical rethinking of the tools used to create a more just and equitable society, and believes that technology paired with inclusive design and engagement can disrupt the sector for the better.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Nick was an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Washington, DC office. There, he partnered with clients to provide solutions in strategic operations and business modeling on a variety of topics including healthcare strategy, corporate social responsibility, and renewable energy. While at BCG, Nick sought an externship with Planned Parenthood, where he led the development of a suite of digital geospatial tools and leveraged data analytics to direct market strategy for healthcare operations. Nick started his career abroad, pursuing social ventures in Brazil and Kenya, aligning design research to social change.

Nick holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and sustainable development from Washington University in St. Louis, where he researched the role community engagement played in housing upgrading programs in Brazilian favelas. He enjoys experimenting with plant-based recipes, getting lost biking in cities, and discovering new musicians across genres.

Douwe Osinga
Douwe Osinga Director, Software Engineer

Douwe Osinga is Director, Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.

Douwe Osinga is Director, Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.

Before joining Google as a software engineer in 2004, Douwe started various companies in his native Netherlands. After stints in California, Zurich, India, and Sydney working on Search, Mobile and finally Google Wave, he ran Triposo, your favorite mobile travel guide from Berlin, for the last 5 years.

Michelle Pacheco
Michelle Pacheco Senior Associate, People Operations

Michelle is Senior Associate, People Operations for Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Michelle worked for Accel Partners in Palo Alto.

Michelle is Senior Associate, People Operations for Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Michelle worked for Accel Partners in Palo Alto. Originally from California, Michelle completed her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education at the University of California, Davis. Michelle spends her free time going to concerts, overpaying for almond milk lattes, and traveling.

Ananta Pandey
Ananta Pandey Senior Software Engineer

Ananta is a Senior Software Engineer on the urban prototyping team at Sidewalk Labs, joining the company from Birchbox.

Ananta is a Software Engineer on the urban prototyping team at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Ananta spent three and a half years at Birchbox, primarily working on the client-side engineering team to rearchitect the birchbox.com front end in React.

Ananta has a BA in Computer Science from Barnard College and enjoys cooking and hiking. She lives in LIC with her husband and their very outgoing Norwich terrier.

Veronica Pinchin
Veronica Pinchin Director of Product Management

Veronica is Director of Product Management for Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Veronica was a Group Product Manager at Mixpanel, where she led the Machine Learning team as well as the cross-functional Pricing and Customer Retention initiatives.

Veronica is Director of Product Management for Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Veronica was a Group Product Manager at Mixpanel, where she led the Machine Learning team as well as the cross-functional Pricing and Customer Retention initiatives.

Prior to Mixpanel, she worked at Google as a Product Manager on the Health Search team and at McKinsey as a consultant in the Business Technology Office. Veronica holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker’s scholar and served as Co-President of the TechMedia Club.

Veronica earned her BEng in Software Engineering from McGill University. Originally from Toronto, Veronica enjoys getting to know her new cities (most recently New York), running, reading fantasy, horseback riding, hosting, and jumping on the bandwagon of whichever Toronto sports team is the least terrible in any given year.

Stefanie Pitaro
Stefanie Pitaro Senior Product Designer

Stefanie is a Senior Product Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, she worked at Google Creative Lab where she focused on product innovation. Stefanie helped lead UX design for social impact projects, including Me Too Rising. Most recently, she partnered with the Android Accessibility team to create Live Caption.

Stefanie is a Senior Product Designer at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, she worked at Google Creative Lab where she focused on product innovation. Stefanie helped lead UX design for social impact projects, including Me Too Rising. Most recently, she partnered with the Android Accessibility team to create Live Caption.

Prior to Google, Stefanie was an Art Director and Designer at Huge and Elephant, where she built digital experiences for clients including Apple, FXX, American Express, and Newsweek. Stefanie holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. She is involved in design education and teaches Interaction Design and Communication to third year students at the School of Visual Arts.

After living in California for a few years, Stefanie is happy to be back in her home state of New York. She currently lives in Brooklyn and spends her free time taking care of her excessively large number of indoor plants, trying to perfect her family’s secret Italian recipes, and practicing yoga.

Vanessa Quirk
Vanessa Quirk Editorial Manager

Vanessa is Sidewalk Labs' Editorial Manager and the producer and co-host of the podcast "City of the Future."

Vanessa is Sidewalk Labs’ Editorial Manager and the producer and co-host of the podcast “City of the Future.” She was previously the web editor for Metropolis, where she covered everything from VR’s burgeoning relevance to architecture to the integration of refugees into American legacy cities. Before that, Vanessa was a managing editor at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture site, headquartered in Santiago, Chile. She has also contributed to numerous online publications, including Quartz, Wired, and Atlas Obscura.

Vanessa holds an MA in Arts & Culture Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in English Literature and Music from the George Washington University. When she’s not writing, editing, or thinking about cities, she’s probably traveling, cycling around the city, singing harmonies, or listening to podcasts.

Prem Ramaswami
Prem Ramaswami Head of Sidewalk Urban Products

Prem Ramaswami is the Head of Sidewalk Urban Products. He comes to Sidewalk from Google, where he was a Product Manager for twelve years.

Prem Ramaswami is the Head of Sidewalk Urban Products. He comes to Sidewalk from Google, where he was a Product Manager for twelve years.

At Google, he worked on a range of products, including Google Checkout, Google Public DNS, and Public Alerts (for Google.org’s Crisis Response team). He also worked on the Internet Bus Project in India and served as the Head of Search Social Impact (for the Health, Civics, Edu, Crisis Response, Social Good, and the Arts & Culture teams).

Prem graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He spent the two years immediately out of college at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, working on Airborne wide area 3D laser radar mapping. He later took two years of educational leave from Google to get an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he founded and taught a course on Product Management (currently being taught at Stanford University and Google). He also completed an Executive Medical Training at Harvard Medical School.

When not building cities of the future, Prem spends hours building Lego cities with his two sons and watching way too much TV with his wife.

Evan Reidel
Evan Reidel Senior Associate, Construction

Evan Reidel is a Senior Associate of Construction at Sidewalk Labs, where he focuses on building innovations. Prior to Sidewalk, after spending years building similar residential condo units in Toronto, he wanted to develop more sustainable and efficient practices, and explore new construction methodologies. He entered the world of modular construction, and applied his expertise towards the constructability of Sidewalk's modular building strategy.

Evan Reidel is a Senior Associate of Construction at Sidewalk Labs, where he focuses on building innovations. Prior to Sidewalk, after spending years building similar residential condo units in Toronto, he wanted to develop more sustainable and efficient practices, and explore new construction methodologies. He entered the world of modular construction, and applied his expertise towards the constructability of Sidewalk’s modular building strategy.

Evan received his Dual MBA and Master of Structural Engineering degrees at the University of Western Ontario, and also completed a thesis for Sidewalk on a strategy for modularization of structural and building systems within cores of tall wood buildings.

When Evan is not dreaming of large wooden buildings, he can be found planning his next adventure — road tripping across Bulgaria, exploring the Chinese mega cities, and hiking Peruvian Andes.

Ashley Reitman
Ashley Reitman Associate Director, Corporate Development

Ashley is Associate Director, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Ashley was the Head of Real Estate Investments at Harbor, a leader in security token issuance and innovation. Before joining Harbor, Ashley was an investment professional at H.I.G. Capital, where she was responsible for all aspects of the real estate investment process, including sourcing, structuring, financing, and post-closing execution.

Ashley is Associate Director, Corporate Development at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Ashley was the Head of Real Estate Investments at Harbor, a leader in security token issuance and innovation. Before joining Harbor, Ashley was an investment professional at H.I.G. Capital, where she was responsible for all aspects of the real estate investment process, including sourcing, structuring, financing, and post-closing execution.

Previously, she also worked at Greenhill & Co., where she focused on providing advisory services and raising capital for real estate sponsors. Ashley grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. She received a BA in Economic History and Urban Studies with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Ashley lives in Manhattan with her husband and maltipoo puppy. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys exploring the streets of NYC, trying new restaurants, and hosting family and friends.

Marc Ricks
Marc Ricks President & Chief Operating Officer

Marc Ricks is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Sidewalk Labs. Marc’s career spans the public and private sectors. He served as senior policy advisor and chief of staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, where he played an active role in major projects such as the rebirth of the High Line and the transformation of the Far West Side of Manhattan into a modern commercial district known as Hudson Yards.

Marc Ricks is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Sidewalk Labs.

Marc’s career spans the public and private sectors. He served as senior policy advisor and chief of staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, where he played an active role in major projects such as the rebirth of the High Line and the transformation of the Far West Side of Manhattan into a modern commercial district known as Hudson Yards. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, he returned temporarily to government service to help create a landmark plan to protect New York City from the impacts of extreme weather events and climate change.

In the private sector, Marc has advanced major public-private real estate and infrastructure projects. This includes the expansion of New York Penn Station into the former Farley Post Office, as part of the development team at Vornado Realty Trust, one of New York’s largest commercial property owners. He also led transportation and energy investments as a member of the Infrastructure Investment Group at Goldman, Sachs. He has worked in commercial strategy for Bloomberg LP’s web-based businesses, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Marc is active in the civic life of New York, most notably as the former Chair of the Friends of Governors Island. He lives with his wife and three children in Larchmont, New York, where he often can be found equivocating on the trade-offs between urban and suburban life.

Ninon Rogers
Ninon Rogers Executive Assistant

Ninon is an Executive Assistant at Sidewalk Labs. She began her career at BNY Mellon, working with the client relationship divisions for Banks and Broker-Dealers and helping some of the world's largest financial institutions manage complex custody, clearing, and cash management solutions.

Ninon is an Executive Assistant at Sidewalk Labs. She began her career at BNY Mellon, working with the client relationship divisions for Banks and Broker-Dealers and helping some of the world’s largest financial institutions manage complex custody, clearing, and cash management solutions. She then moved into Sidewalk Lab’s investment company, Intersection, becoming a big fan of their Link product.

Formerly an actress, Ninon is a native New Yorker who graduated from the drama department of LaGuardia H.S. on the Upper West Side. She went on to study medieval history at Yale College. Ninon now lives in Woodside, Queens. She likes attending Quaker meetings and hanging out with her husband and two kids.

Louisa Sainz de la Maza
Louisa Sainz de la Maza Hardware Engineer

Louisa Sainz de la Maza is a Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she worked at IBM as an Analog Circuit Designer, working on sensors for high performance modules. In previous internships, she designed an emergency response drone network and developed predictive data analytics for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Louisa Sainz de la Maza is a Hardware Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she worked at IBM as an Analog Circuit Designer, working on sensors for high performance modules. In previous internships, she designed an emergency response drone network and developed predictive data analytics for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Louisa studied electrical engineering and computer science at Columbia University, recently earning an M.S in EE. Her academic research focused on low power communication systems, IoT and all things analog. She was a member of the Columbia Sailing team and Greenborough, a green & sustainable co-op through her undergraduate. She grew up in Madrid, Spain and now lives in Chelsea where she spends her free time at art galleries, reading in coffee shops, and running along the Greenway. She’s always up for trivia and any team sports (most recently ice hockey).

Kristine Sarnlertsophon
Kristine Sarnlertsophon Senior Software Engineer

Kristine is a Senior Software Engineer for the Mobility team at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Kristine spent four and a half years at Counsyl developing software that provides clinical context for genetic screening results.

Kristine is a Senior Software Engineer for the Mobility team at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Kristine spent four and a half years at Counsyl developing software that provides clinical context for genetic screening results.

Kristine has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. When not solving problems with code, she enjoys snowboarding and games of all kinds.

Kristina Seon
Kristina Seon Senior Associate, Finance

Kristina Seon is Senior Associate, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Kristina worked in accounting operations at Shutterstock as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Shutterstock, she worked at Deloitte, auditing media and technology companies.

Kristina Seon is Senior Associate, Finance at Sidewalk Labs. Previously, Kristina worked in accounting operations at Shutterstock as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Shutterstock, she worked at Deloitte, auditing media and technology companies.

A native New Yorker, Kristina spends her free time running throughout the five boroughs, training for marathons. She is always on the lookout for the best fries. Kristina holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University. She is a licensed CPA.

Jesse Shapins
Jesse Shapins Director, Planning & Delivery

Jesse is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, where he leads the company’s human-centered design processes and helps teams explore ways to improve city life through new digital products.

Jesse is a Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, where he leads the company’s human-centered design processes and helps teams explore ways to improve city life through new digital products. Before joining Sidewalk, Jesse was Director of Product at BuzzFeed, where he worked closely with journalists, entertainers, and tech teams to push the boundaries of content and technology.

For over a decade, Jesse Shapins has been a leading designer and entrepreneur at the intersection of media, technology, and place. In 2004, before smartphones, Jesse invented Yellow Arrow, one of the first platforms to globally connect physical locations, digital media and communities. Jesse is co-founder of Mapping Main Street, a documentary arts project that tells the stories of the over 10,466 streets named Main Street across the United States; co-founder of UnionDocs, one of the nation’s leading centers for documentary arts, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; co-founder and CEO of GoPop, a platform for visual conversation that was acquired by BuzzFeed in 2014; and co-founder and CEO of Zeega, a pioneering web platform empowering anyone to tell interactive stories by mixing their own media with maps, video clips, memes, and anything else they could find online.

Jesse holds a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a PhD in Urbanism and Critical Media Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He co-founded metaLAB (at) Harvard, a research venture based at the GSD and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society that bridges humanities, urbanism, and technology. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis, PRAXIS and Wired, cited in books such as The Sentient City and Networked Locality, and been exhibited at MoMA, SFMoMA, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, among other venues.

Anne Shellum
Anne Shellum Senior Associate

Anne Shellum is a Senior Associate on the Affordable Electrification team. She has a background in energy strategy and planning, building energy efficiency, and design. Prior to Sidewalk, Anne worked as an engineering consultant with Buro Happold and Arup.

Anne Shellum is a Senior Associate on the Affordable Electrification team. She has a background in energy strategy and planning, building energy efficiency, and design. Prior to Sidewalk, Anne worked as an engineering consultant with Buro Happold and Arup.

Anne is originally from Minnesota, where she learned to ice skate and build snow forts. She spent three years figure skating with Disney on Ice before attending Washington University in St. Louis, earning a BS in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. She spent time in Spain and Seattle before landing in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her partner and puppy.

Josh Sirefman
Josh Sirefman Senior Advisor

Josh Sirefman is a Senior Advisor, who formerly served as President of Sidewalk Labs. Josh has spent his career at the forefront of the planning, negotiation and implementation of complex growth and development strategies across the public and private sectors.

Josh Sirefman is a Senior Advisor, who formerly served as President of Sidewalk Labs. Josh has spent his career at the forefront of the planning, negotiation and implementation of complex growth and development strategies across the public and private sectors. As founder and President of Sirefman Ventures, he led transformative development projects for a range of corporate, nonprofit and government entities, including Cornell University’s successful effort to build a new applied sciences campus in New York City, the University of Chicago’s transformation of Hyde Park through the redevelopment of a vibrant new mixed-use district, and the repositioning of the New York Public Library’s renovation of its flagship building.

Prior to founding Sirefman Ventures, Josh was the Senior Vice President for U.S. Development at Brookfield Properties and managed a development portfolio of more than 15 million square feet across the country. Before joining Brookfield Properties, Josh held a series of high-level roles within the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, and Interim President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Josh holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s Degree from Wesleyan University. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University, University of Michigan and New York University, and sits on the boards of the Fist and Heel Dance Company, New York Restoration Project, the Lowline, and Spaceworks.

Chris Sitzenstock
Chris Sitzenstock Director, Fabrication Lead

Chris is the Director of Fabrication Lead with Sidewalk Labs, helping to bring ideas into the physical realm with prototypes and experiments. Previously, Chris spent 11 years working for the America’s Cup team Oracle Racing, helping create the boats that won the 33rd and 34th cups. For the past year he's worked on special projects with Google and Google X.

Chris is the Director of Fabrication Lead with Sidewalk Labs, helping to bring ideas into the physical realm with prototypes and experiments.

Previously, Chris spent 11 years working for the America’s Cup team Oracle Racing, helping create the boats that won the 33rd and 34th cups. For the past year he’s worked on special projects with Google and Google X.

Growing up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest that was obsessed with wooden boats left Chris with a deep appreciation of materials and building processes. From there, the University of Washington and stints living in New Zealand and Spain helped create a worldview for varied urban and rural environments.

Kristin Slavin
Kristin Slavin Associate Director, Building Innovations

Kristin is an Associate Director of Building Innovations at Sidewalk Labs. She has focused her career in architecture and development specializing in mass timber construction.

Kristin is an Associate Director of Building Innovations at Sidewalk Labs. She has focused her career in architecture and development specializing in mass timber construction.

Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, Kristin worked at Kaiser + Path in Portland, Oregon as a Project Architect and Development Director where she led the design of the tallest CLT building in the United States upon completion, Carbon12, among other innovative mass timber projects. Her crossover between development and architecture ensures a holistic consideration of the built environment and execution of sustainable systemic change within the building industry.

Kristin holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University. She lived in Portland, Oregon for 10 years prior to moving to New York. Kristin’s favorite pastimes are cycling and exploring the world.

Pam Soberman
Pam Soberman Associate Director, People Operations

Pamela Soberman is the Associate Director, People Operations at Sidewalk Labs.Prior to joining Sidewalk, Pamela was a Senior HR Business Partner at Microsoft leading the people & culture strategy for an engineering organization with a focus on inclusive leadership, team effectiveness, and talent management. While at Microsoft, she also held roles in executive recruiting and global diversity & inclusion. Pamela has previously worked in the nonprofit and government sectors.

Pamela Soberman is the Associate Director, People Operations at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Pamela was a Senior HR Business Partner at Microsoft leading the people & culture strategy for an engineering organization with a focus on inclusive leadership, team effectiveness, and talent management. While at Microsoft, she also held roles in executive recruiting and global diversity & inclusion. Pamela has previously worked in the nonprofit and government sectors. She started her career at the Brookings Institution, a public policy think tank.

Pamela holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. She relocated to NYC for this role and is excited to explore the city as a first-time resident.

Rachel Steinberg
Rachel Steinberg Director, Product Management

Rachel Steinberg is a Director, Product Management at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk Labs, she was the Chief Product Officer at Shortlist, a talent tech company in India and Kenya. During her tenure, she led the Product, Design, Data, and Assessments teams.

Rachel Steinberg is a Director, Product Management at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk Labs, she was the Chief Product Officer at Shortlist, a talent tech company in India and Kenya. During her tenure, she led the Product, Design, Data, and Assessments teams.

Prior to Shortlist, she was the Associate VP at Housing.com. She led 65 people in the Rentals and the Solutions verticals which developed features that spanned all products, like recommendation engines, search, and personalization. Her focus on technology stemmed from her work at the International Finance Corporation, where tech-enabled small businesses in emerging markets offered scalable impact. After IFC, she worked at IBM on financial applications and co-founded Explain, a multimedia storytelling company.

During Harvard Business School, she worked at Google, co-created an audio app, and took as many coding classes as possible. Rachel loves urban planning, which she studied alongside public policy at Princeton University. She is always up for taking urban adventures, exploring new places, creating curated maps, and enjoying photography. She can also recommend great corner chai from her four years of living and working in India.

Jeff Tarr
Jeff Tarr Director, Systems Engineering

Jeff Tarr is Director, Systems Engineering at Sidewalk Labs, focusing on environmental sensing in the public realm.

Jeff Tarr is Director, Systems Engineering at Sidewalk Labs, focusing on environmental sensing in the public realm.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Jeff was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Junction, a company that brought “Internet of Things” sensors to buildings to improve energy efficiency and sustainability. As CTO, he was responsible for software development, hardware design, and manufacturing with teams in America, China, India, and the Ukraine. Jeff has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years in technology research, “smart home” design, and hardware development at Apple and other firms.

Jeff grew up on the Upper West Side and has a B.A. from Harvard in Computer Science. He still lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Amy, and three children, Gigi, Penelope, and Theodore. In his free time he races cars, flies airplanes, runs marathons, and builds gadgets to make parenting easier.

Dan Vanderkam
Dan Vanderkam Principal Software Engineer

Dan is Principal Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Dan worked at Mt. Sinai’s HammerLab building open source tools for visualizing genomes and detecting genetic variants in cancers.

Dan is Principal Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs.

Prior to joining Sidewalk, Dan worked at Mt. Sinai’s HammerLab building open source tools for visualizing genomes and detecting genetic variants in cancers. Before Mt. Sinai, Dan spent eight years at Google, primarily working on projects involving web search and search logs analysis. He was involved in creating quick answers and visualizations for queries such as “when does the sun set” or “how many people live in NYC” Dan was also part of the team that built Google Flu Trends and Google Correlate, a tool for discovering patterns in search activity.

Dan has a long history of developing a variety of digital side projects. The most recent of which was OldNYC, a collaboration with the New York Public Library which placed tens of thousands of historic photos on a map.

Dan is a native of South Bend, Indiana. He studied Math and Computer Science at Rice University. Since 2010, he has been based in Brooklyn, where he can frequently be found cycling, climbing, running and throwing frisbees.

Kajal Vekaria
Kajal Vekaria Associate Director, Chief of Staff to the Head of Factory

Kajal Vekaria is Associate Director, Chief of Staff to the Head of Factory at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for overseeing and scaling business operations. Kajal comes to Sidewalk from Airbnb, where she led operations for ‘Powered by Airbnb Labs’, a new initiative focused on design innovations in multifamily and mixed-use developments. She also managed design and construction for Airbnb’s real estate portfolio in Europe and North America.

Kajal Vekaria is Associate Director, Chief of Staff to the Head of Factory at Sidewalk Labs, where she is responsible for overseeing and scaling business operations. Kajal comes to Sidewalk from Airbnb, where she led operations for ‘Powered by Airbnb Labs’, a new initiative focused on design innovations in multifamily and mixed-use developments. She also managed design and construction for Airbnb’s real estate portfolio in Europe and North America.

Previously, Kajal led business development for a startup funded by Google Ventures and worked in Gensler’s Global Studio, advising leadership on global operations and expansion. She is passionate about developing processes and operational tools to scale, solving problems through design thinking, and leading multidisciplinary teams to bring ideas from incubation to maturation.

Kajal received her BA in International Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied Art History at the University of Oxford. In her early career, she managed projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) across Asia. She is a native Chicagoan, where she first cultivated a deep appreciation for architecture. When she’s not trying to creatively problem-solve the future of real estate, you can find her channeling her inner yogi, exploring new cities, listening to podcasts, and being active in social causes.

Michelle Velez
Michelle Velez Senior Administrative Assistant, Development

Michelle Velez is a Senior Administrative Assistant for the Development team.

Michelle Velez is a Senior Administrative Assistant for the Development team. She is also a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force Reserves. She recently spent the past year at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, coordinating missions and training for her squadron. Before that, Michelle ran on-boarding, recruiting, and office management at Kushner companies, where she restructured new hire practices.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Michelle graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Eastern Washington University. She is a big movie buff who enjoys paddle boarding with her husband and going on hikes with Lola, her Labradoodle.

Keira Webster
Keira Webster Senior Associate, Planning & Delivery

Keira Webster is a Senior Associate, Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, she worked as an Urban Planner at Urban Strategies, a Toronto-based global planning and design consultancy. At Urban Strategies, Keira worked within large, multidisciplinary teams on various projects involving master planning, policy research, transportation planning, and development approvals processes.

Keira Webster is Senior Associate, Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk Labs, she worked as an Urban Planner at Urban Strategies, a Toronto-based global planning and design consultancy. At Urban Strategies, Keira worked within large, multidisciplinary teams on various projects involving master planning, policy research, transportation planning, and development approvals processes.

Keira has a B.A. in Geography, Urban Systems from McGill University and a Master of Planning from Ryerson University. Her curiosity with the complex challenges that arise from the relationships between cities and the environment in which they exist has driven much of her academic research. This research includes exploring the use of open data tools in building urban resilience, the role of planning and policy in the uptake of autonomous vehicles, and the application of geographic information systems in solving network analysis problems.

Keira currently lives in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. She is determined to get everywhere by bike in all seasons, loves farmers’ markets, and hopes to someday play the piano that’s taking up a significant amount of space in her apartment.

Abby Wei
Abby Wei Recruiting Coordinator

Abby Wei is a Recruiting Coordinator at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she was a Senior Recruiter at Atlan, a data-tech startup based in Delhi. She hired the company's first senior engineers and sourced for niche roles across tech and non-tech functions. She enjoyed the challenge of recruiting in an emerging economy's talent market.

Abby Wei is a Recruiting Coordinator at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to joining Sidewalk, she was a Senior Recruiter at Atlan, a data-tech startup based in Delhi. She hired the company’s first senior engineers and sourced for niche roles across tech and non-tech functions. Additionally, Abby has also worked at Southwest Airlines in Community Engagement and coordinated the company’s annual volunteer event across 90+ locations.

Abby grew up in Maryland and holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at church, learning languages (most recently, Persian), and exploring cities.

Natalie Weires
Natalie Weires Senior Software Engineer

Natalie Weires is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Before coming to Sidewalk, she worked on YouTube data infrastructure at Google in Mountain View. Originally from Iowa, Natalie has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Natalie Weires is a Senior Software Engineer at Sidewalk Labs. Before coming to Sidewalk, she worked on YouTube data infrastructure at Google in Mountain View. Originally from Iowa, Natalie has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Outside of work, she enjoys playing music, reading, and doing partner acrobatics. She also cycles through various arts and crafts hobbies, most recently taking up sewing.

Violet Whitney
Violet Whitney Senior Product Manager

Violet Whitney is a Senior Product Manager at Sidewalk Labs. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she teaches urban data analytics and design courses.

Violet Whitney is a Senior Product Manager at Sidewalk Labs.
She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she teaches urban data analytics and design courses. She co-founded A-Frame, an organization that advocates for collaborative and equitable approaches in building practice. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Violet created a humanitarian mapping project that geolocates civilian journalist YouTube videos for the Center for Spatial Research; led research and development of interactive and immersive environments at SOFTlab; and developed master plans and sustainability analytics tools as a LEED Specialist at SmithGroupJJR.
Violet holds a BSD in Architecture from Arizona State University and an MArch from Columbia University. Originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico, she enjoys all things society, technology, and the built environment.
Andrew Winters
Andrew Winters Director, Delivery

Andrew is the Director of Delivery at Sidewalk Labs. He has spent his career planning and building complex projects in urban environments, with a focus on public space, innovative architecture, and sustainability.

Andrew is the Director of Delivery at Sidewalk Labs.

Andrew has spent his career planning and building complex projects in urban environments, with a focus on public space, innovative architecture, and sustainability. Prior to joining Sidewalk, Andrew served as Director of Capital Projects and Planning for Cornell Tech, where he oversaw the planning, design and construction of the new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Conceived as a laboratory for tech education, the campus was built in a rapid timeframe and includes award-winning architecture, extensive on-site energy generation and the world’s first high rise residential Passive House building.
Prior to Cornell, Andrew was the founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development, an office created during the Bloomberg Administration to oversee the design and construction of several high priority projects. Completed projects include the High Line, Whitney Museum, East River Waterfront, BAM Cultural District, Hunters Point South, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and numerous others. Andrew also worked on regional transportation and development projects, including Penn Station renovations, #7 subway extension, Javits Center expansion, and redevelopment of the World Trade Center.
Earlier in his career, Andrew was Vice President and Director of the Department of Planning, Design, and Development at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the joint city-state agency created to oversee the planning for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was also Director of Planning for NYC2012, the bid committee working to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City.
Andrew studied archaeology and ancient history at Wesleyan University, where he developed a passion for ancient cities. He holds a graduate degree in architecture from Yale University, where he developed an equally strong passion for modern cities.
Yashih Wu
Yashih Wu Director of Commercialization, Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems

Yashih Wu is the Director of Commercialization for Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems. She is also an advisor to several startups. Previously, Yashih served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Flatiron School, the higher education arm of WeWork, where she led an innovation incubation team designed to help Flatiron School research, design, develop and test new business models and partnerships to expand Flatiron beyond its core business and into the future.

Yashih Wu is the Director of Commercialization for Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems. She is also an advisor to several startups. Previously, Yashih served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Flatiron School, the higher education arm of WeWork, where she led an innovation incubation team designed to help Flatiron School research, design, develop and test new business models and partnerships to expand Flatiron beyond its core business and into the future.

Prior to Flatiron School she was a global executive at IBM, where she led everything from strategy, business development, offering management, venture capital, partnerships, and more to help bring exponential technologies like Watson’s Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and IoT to the world. She has also spent time on both Wall Street (finance) and Madison Avenue (marketing), in the public and private sectors, in the U.S. and in China.

Originally hailing from California, Yashih earned her BA in Economics and Finance from Princeton University, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She now lives in New York with her husband, daughter and son.

Siqi Zhu
Siqi Zhu Associate Director, Planning & Delivery

Siqi is an Associate Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, where his work imagines how technology transforms the design and implementation of urban streets and public realm. Before Sidewalk, Siqi headed up product design at Envelope, a NYC-based startup that visualizes development opportunities under NYC zoning.

Siqi is an Associate Director of Planning & Delivery at Sidewalk Labs, where his work imagines how technology transforms the design and implementation of urban streets and public realm. Before Sidewalk, Siqi headed up product design at Envelope, a NYC-based startup that visualizes development opportunities under NYC zoning. He also worked as a senior designer and project manager at Boston-based Sasaki and Utile, where he oversaw urban planning projects for a variety of public, private, and institutional clients across the US and internationally.

Siqi is passionate about great urban public spaces. He is particularly interested in how a human-centered, research- and data-intensive design process can yield fresh insights about—and build stakeholder consensus around—how we improve the urban public realm. He played a key role in creating Boston’s first Complete Streets guidelines, an award-winning design manual noted for technical and visual communication excellence; and Boston’s 2030 city-wide mobility strategy, lauded for its use of data visualization to engage a city-wide constituency in complex mobility planning decisions. Siqi has also worked extensively with municipal transportation and parks departments, the National Park Service, and other public space managers around the country.

Siqi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has led research projects at MIT Senseable City Lab and currently teaches at Northeastern University’s College of Art, Media, and Design.

Luda Zhao
Luda Zhao Software Engineer II

Luda is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Luda worked at Airbnb, building tools to connect travelers with local experiences and communities. Luda is passionate about building great software to tackle tough, real-world problems.

Luda is a Software Engineer II at Sidewalk Labs. Prior to Sidewalk, Luda worked at Airbnb, building tools to connect travelers with local experiences and communities. Luda is passionate about building great software to tackle tough, real-world problems.

Luda is a bit of an urban planning nerd on the side (Curbed and Streetsblog are some of his favorite blogs), and is alway down to grab a coffee to geek out on how we can make cities more livable for everyone. he received his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he focused on data mining. He originally hails from sunny Los Angeles, CA. In his spare time, Luda enjoys traveling, photography, stand-up comedy, and collecting vintage maps.

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