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Sharai Lewis-Gruss

Instructor

Sharai holds a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Middlebury College and a Master’s degree and GIS certificate in Geography from CUNY Hunter College. She’s had an illustrious career – interning at the United Nations, working for FEMA, an urban planning non-profit (RPA) in NYC, IUCN Asia, and a marine engineering firm called COWI, and is now employed at an environmental non-profit called the First Street Foundation. She’s a skilled researcher, often presenting her findings to federal agencies (such as the U.S. Department of Transportation), and some of her map-making work has found its way into the Queens Museum. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, going for walks by the water, swimming, and cooking delicious vegetarian food.