Ethan Brown is a M.S. in Historic Preservation candidate at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Having graduated from NYU with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Architecture & Urban Design, Ethan is particularly interested in the intersection of these fields with preservation in the form of adaptive reuse. He aspires to employ historic preservation as a tool for environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable community and tourism development that does not give rise to gentrification, displacement, or homogenization. He is also interested in interior and graphic design, which he has further explored at Pratt and hopes to incorporate into his career. This summer, Ethan has been working as a research consultant at the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, a partner project of FCNY. It has allowed him to uplift the histories of marginalized people, both within society at large and within the LGBT community, whose histories had been suppressed before.