Malina cares deeply about thriving diverse cities, and is interested in how tech can intersect with economic development to create access and opportunities. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, she made her way to the east coast as a New York City Urban Fellow upon graduation from UCLA. In her fellowship, she worked at the Department of Transportation and helped manage WalkNYC, a pedestrian wayfinding project, and an evaluation of the City's public art program. Malina was most recently a special projects manager for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a local development corporation, where she worked on the planning and fruition of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. Malina oversees external and government relations and community-building initiatives, including strategic planning efforts for the future of the Queens tech ecosystem.
POLICY & ADVOCACY
Callan has a deep fascination with all the different components of cities, and how they combine to form a cohesive and stunning whole. After graduating with a degree in literature and urbanism from NYU, he spent a year copy editing on the beach in Miami. Upon returning to New York, he got a job at Kickstarter working on policy and community engagement. He works on policy and advocacy for C4Q, with a special focus on researching and operationalizing the strategic plan for Western Queens.