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Age: 29 Pronouns: She/her Neighborhood: Ditmas Park Most Likely to: Win the Nobel Prize for a Graphic Novel Favorite Quote: “Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.” ― Anita Brookner, A Start in Life What do you do when you're at a Junot Díaz reading and Junot, the literary genius that he is, begins dropping gems like a clumsy jeweler? Most of the room would be focused on the floor, trying to pick up...
Name: Harry Portnof Age: 29 Neighborhood: Prospect Heights Most Likely to: Crowd surf Favorite Quote: “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” – David Bowie Accountant turned record label owner isn’t a phrase you’d normally have a reason to utter, but that’s exactly what Harry Portnof is. As a teen, Harry discovered his father’s record collection in his grandmother’s attic and quickly became enthralled with having physical, aesthetically and aurally pleasing vinyl. After amassing his own impressive...
Age: 29 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Most Likely to: Host a fertility séance Favorite Quote: “Be here now” Product marketing manager at Planned Parenthood’s innovation lab, Hannah Pyper, has a strong connection to her role. After beating ovarian cancer, Hannah found a career that utilized her digital media background while ensuring women have proper access to health care. In her time at Planned Parenthood, Hannah has led the effort to scale their birth control and period tracking app,...
Age: 26 Pronouns: She/her Neighborhood: Weeksville (Crown Heights) Most Likely To: Ride their bike in 20-degree weather Favorite Quote: “Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself.” – Carl Jung After completing her master’s thesis at Pratt, Giovania Tiarachristie, or “G”, revived the Diversity Committee as a co-chair with an aim to improve diversity and cultural literacy in the professional planning field. G is also a neighborhood...