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Ashly Spevacek and Sam Tabory join the staff at Sustainable Healthy Cities

May 19, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the two newest members of our Network staff, Ashly Spevacek and Sam Tabory. They join us to support our research and administrative tasks as we bid farewell to Katja Kruit, who has accepted a new position and returned to the Netherlands. We wish Katja the best in her new opportunity! Sam and Ashly introduce themselves below:

Ashly Spevacek

Ashly Spevacek: I’m excited to join the SRN this summer. In addition to supporting the SRN with some administrative tasks, I will also be conducting research. After receiving a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2010, I worked for Project Performance Company in Washington D.C. as a consultant to various public and private organizations including the Department of Energy and the Transportation Research Board. As a consultant I managed research and software development projects, wrote research publications and developed energy management plans. I recently received a master’s in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington. For my thesis I ran global climate models and evaluated how tropical precipitation will change in the 21st century if we follow the business as usual IPCC emissions scenario. I look forward to meeting everyone in person and supporting the SRN research efforts.

Sam Tabory

Sam Tabory holds an MS in Community and Regional Planning and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the SRN, he worked as a global cities research associate at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where he supported research portfolios on urban energy transformation, sustainable infrastructure investment, and the role of cities in multi-level governance processes.