Our Team

Leslie Mesnick, Principal

Leslie has approximately 23 years of environmental consulting experience serving as Project Director, Project Manager, and Deputy Project Manager for a variety of complex and high-profile transportation, infrastructure, and Brownfields redevelopment projects. Her capabilities include: project management, environmental review, permitting, interagency coordination, public outreach, and consensus-based mitigation. She has led many successful agency and community engagement programs for large and controversial transportation projects. Her recent projects required the preparation of EISs, permit applications, public involvement programs, and technical studies for various clients in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut. Leslie has expertise in natural resources permitting and environmental reviews performed in accordance with NEPA, SEQRA, CEQR, and NJ EO215. Leslie earned her M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in Environmental Systems from Cornell University.

Julianne Yee, Senior Environmental Planner

Julianne has more than six years of experience in environmental review. She has served as Deputy Project Manager and has contributed to environmental review of projects that span throughout New York City and the northeast region in accordance with NEPA, SEQRA, and CEQR. Julianne’s recent projects have included preparation of feasibility reports, environmental screenings, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Assessment Statements. Julianne is proficient in a multitude of analyses, including those in the technical areas of land use, zoning, and public policy; community facilities and services; open space; public health; environmental justice; neighborhood character; Section 4(f); mitigation; and alternatives. Julianne has also spearheaded robust public outreach efforts (including unique STEM educational programs) and prepared stakeholder engagement and agency coordination materials.

Yvette Kleinbock,  Environmental Planner

Yvette is an environmental planner and stakeholder engagement specialist with experience in community outreach and transportation planning. Yvette has developed public facing materials, managed large datasets and worked with internal and external stakeholders to advance the accessibility of urban and transit environments. Yvette’s responsibilities include developing engaging and public-friendly project stakeholder outreach materials, such as presentations, newsletters, graphics, interviews, and fact sheets; and regularly collaborating with clients and project team members. Yvette received her B.A. in Urban Studies, with a concentration in Architecture, and Women’s, Gender & Sexualities from Barnard College in 2019.

Elaine Hsieh, Environmental Planner

Elaine is an environmental planner and stakeholder engagement specialist with a range of experience in community development, transportation, and land use planning projects. In previous roles, Elaine utilized creative visual design techniques to convert datasets and other technical documentation into public-friendly materials. Elaine’s current responsibilities include developing engaging and creative project outreach materials, such as videos, newsletters, graphics, and fact sheets; and working in partnership with clients and project teams. Elaine received her M.S. in Urban Planning at Columbia University and her B.A. and B.S. in Urban Planning and Environmental Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Benjamin Wolman, Junior Environmental Planner

Ben is a junior environmental planner and stakeholder engagement specialist with varied experience in STEM research, public outreach, and scientific writing and media production for audiences both general and technical. Ben has written about and analyzed in GIS the intersection of climate, cities, and the environment, with a focus on New York City, working to create a more sustainable and resilient urban ecosystem. Ben received his B.A. in Earth Science at Columbia University.

Jane Rossman, Environmental Planner

Jane is a community outreach coordinator and environmental planner with a range of experience working with community-based organizations, design firms, and New York City entities. In previous roles, Jane has used programming and design to cultivate accessible participation in the development of the urban environment. Jane has created numerous public-facing materials, managed large datasets, organized events, and worked collaboratively with stakeholders. Jane’s responsibilities include developing engaging and creative outreach materials, such as presentations, newsletters, and graphics; and collaborating with clients and project teams. Jane received her B.A. in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College in 2017 and MSc in Urban Design and City Planning from The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London in 2019.

Linus Levey, Junior Environmental Planner

Linus is a junior environmental planner with experience in environmental review and community outreach. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a major in environmental design, policy and planning and a minor in geospatial science. Linus served as an intern to the firm during his senior year, and quickly became an integral member to several mega-project teams. He previously volunteered in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, working on projects in Montana, California, and Florida.

Tali Goldman, Junior Environmental Planner

Tali is a junior environmental planner with a variety of experience working with data science, GIS methods, and interagency coordination. In a previous role, Tali engaged with multiple utility entities based in New York City. Tali has researched and spatially analyzed migration from NYC to the Hudson Valley along public transportation routes from the 19th century to the present day. Tali’s responsibilities include developing creative and engaging outreach materials and collaborating with clients and project teams. Tali received their B.A. in Urban Studies with a specialization in Anthropology from Barnard College in 2022.

Photography by Roberto Falck