Welcoming New Team Members and Celebrating HR&A University

HR&A is pleased to announce one of our largest and most diverse cohorts of new additions to the firm, spanning our six offices and various roles. This group of analysts, urbanists, and creative problem-solvers came together early this summer in our New York office for our annual HR&A University training week to network and learn about the wide range of important work happening across our practice. We’re excited to continue tackling the complex challenges facing our cities with these talented team members.


Alexandra Belyaev, Special Assistant to the Executive Office  | Alexandra joins HR&A as Special Assistant to the Executive Office. She brings extensive experience in shaping collaborations that center dignity, generativity, and abundance.


Andrew Bolton, Research Analyst  |  In his role as a Research Analyst, Andrew provides research and analytical support to a wide range of projects at HR&A.


Melanie Downing, Practice Operations Manager – Broadband & Digital Equity  |  Melanie supports HR&A’s growing Broadband & Digital Equity Practice in the public interest broadband ecosystem.


Kayley Estoesta, Research Analyst  |  Kayley is interested in making cities more economically, racially, and socially just, while meaningfully engaging with neighborhood residents throughout the process.


Tara Fay-Reilly, Recruitment Manager  |  Tara works with our People team to oversee HR&A’s recruitment strategies, helping to ensure equitable recruitment processes and a strong pipeline of candidates.


Will Finkelstein, Research Analyst  |  Will provides research and analytical support to urban innovation, economic development, and real estate projects throughout the southern United States.


Vidhee Garg, Principal  |  Vidhee brings over 14 years of experience advising public and private sector clients in 25+ countries on developing new policies, programs, and business plans to help improve access to housing for underserved populations.


Kayla Jaffe, Analyst  |  Kayla is at the forefront of creating equitable and just urban communities; she has worked with a variety of government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, and private sector clients to develop policies and programs that support the United States’ changing demographics.


Anna Messer  |  A research analyst in our New York office, Anna is passionate about equitable economic development, affordable housing, and urban resilience.


Kimbaley Mitchell, Administrative Assistant  |  ‘Kimberly’ brings over 15 years of administrative experience across government, public, and the corporate sectors supporting Sr. Executives to her role as Administrative Assistant in HR&A’s Atlanta office.


David Nugroho, Analyst  |  David provides research and analytical support to projects ranging from transit-oriented development to affordable housing and real estate advisory.


Garrett Robinson, Research Analyst  |  Garrett provides research and analytic support for a variety of real estate and economic development projects.


Marielle Saunders, Analyst  |  Marielle provides research and analytical support to projects ranging from economic development and inclusive cities to urban resilience and innovation.


Mark Siriban, Business Analyst  |  Mark supports the internal business using data analytics to aid in making decisions on strategic initiatives about growth, people, and operations.


Kas Tebbetts, Analyst  |  Kas supports projects ranging from comprehensive planning to real estate development, with a focus on meaningful community engagement and holistic, interdisciplinary solutions to place-based challenges.


Alexandra Tomasulo, Executive Assistant  |  Alexandra joins HR&A’s New York City Office as an Executive Assistant where she brings over 6 years of executive assisting experience across private and public sector projects.


Tommy Truong, Analyst  |  Tommy draws on his experience in community engagement, data analysis and democratization, and public policy to support equitable and inclusive urban development.


Shoshana Wintman, Research Analyst  |  Shoshana is a Research Analyst based in the New York office. She is passionate about equitable urban development, resilient planning, and climate change adaptation.


Sylvia Xiaomeng Li, Director  |  Sylvia leverages her planning, design, policy, and engagement expertise to help shape transformative development, robust large-scale planning efforts, and regulatory innovations to advance housing and economic equity.