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.

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.

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.

Caleigh Ingram, Junior Environmental Planner

Caleigh is a junior environmental planner with experience conducting data analysis and assessment, stakeholder engagement, and community outreach. Prior to joining the firm, she compiled and analyzed climate inventory datasets and coordinated with various Town boards. She has coded environmental and econometric models and presented to a variety of academic, public, and professional audiences. Caleigh received her B.A. with a double major in Environmental Analysis & Policy and Economics from Boston University.

Photography by Roberto Falck