James Wilson-Schutter is an Urban Planning master’s candidate, specializing in Transportation at New York University. James graduated with a B.A. in Political Affairs and International Development from UCLA in 2018. During his undergraduate studies, he interned for a California State Assembly member representing the 66th Assembly District in Torrance, CA. This experience enabled him to explore the intersection of community, sustainability and economic development, and their impact on creating more equitable and safe communities. James has also authored numerous articles about risks and impacts of COVID-19 on urban business, and taken part in policy discussions about equity and sustainability. James is passionate about affordable housing, community planning, policy, economic and sustainable development, and data analysis, with a focus on transportation and infrastructure.