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Katie Schlick (YC ’21) is an Environmental Studies major, with a concentration in environmental policy.  She is from Connecticut and has also gotten involved with the Yale Student Environmental Coalition, Project Bright (a solar energy group), Camp Kesem, and writing for the Yale Scientific Magazine.  Katie hopes to pursue environmental law after graduating from Yale.

Sarah Adams (YC ’20) is an Environmental Studies major, focusing on environmental humanities. She is from northern Georgia and enjoys spending time in the mountains and other places outside. In addition to City Atlas, Adams is the Special Sections editor for Yale Scientific Magazine and involved in Yale Outdoors. You can find her on campus cataloguing specimens at the Yale Peabody Natural History Museum, surrounded by plants in the greenhouses of Marsh Botanical Gardens, or biking to and from one of those places.


Creative Director 

Richard Reiss is a research fellow in communications at the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, and is the co-founder and editor of City Atlas, the Institute’s partnership for public communications about the future of New York City. City Atlas launched with a Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund award in October, 2011. Over 100 interns from schools including CUNY, NYU, Columbia, Barnard, Princeton and Yale have worked on City Atlas since then, and the project contains over 900 posts about the past, present and future New York City. City Atlas has launched in New Haven under the direction of Liana Epstein YC 2014.

Reiss received a BA in Architecture from Yale University, he is a board member of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance, and he is currently collaborating with students at Yale in developing the Yale Decarbonization Challenge, which works to educate students and alumni on how to begin to decarbonize their own lifestyles to help meet the 2°C target of the UNFCCC.


Co-Founders of City Atlas: New York: Carina Mol­nar and Richard Reiss.

City Atlas is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the CUNY Insti­tute for Sus­tain­able Cities at Hunter Col­lege and Artist As Cit­i­zen, with gen­er­ous sup­port from the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion.