Robert Seebeck is a master’s candidate in the Public and Urban Policy graduate program at The New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Robert earned his bachelor’s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fine Arts. During this time, he started doing community engagement work, most specifically in the Homan Square neighborhood on several projects, including Oaks of Lawndale and arts programming the Nichols Tower. After graduating in 2018, Robert began working at an employment and family-based immigration law firm as a clerk, then later as a paralegal. This experience led him to enroll at The New School to pursue studies in public policy, where his research interests and coursework revolve around housing, immigration policy, and city planning. Robert hopes to enroll in a PhD program to do more advanced research on planning issues in housing, real estate, zoning, transportation, and other planning related matters.