Sateesh Nori (he/him) is an experienced tenant attorney and law professor. For twenty years, he represented tenants across New York City at various legal services organizations. Sateesh is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and New York University School of Law. He enjoys running, reading, struggling with vegetarianism, and grooming his beard. He resides in Brooklyn with his wife Joy and their twins, Shaan and Jhansi. Sateesh was named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, one of “Queens’ Power 50,” and was featured as a “Legal Rebel” in the Spring 2021 ABA Journal. He is working on a book about his 20 years as a tenant attorney.
Prakriti (she/her) is a management generalist with a passion for organizational development. She has spent the majority of her career in the Education sector and wants to continue to partner with and deliver impact to under-served communities at JustFix. She completed her MBA from Tuck School of Business and most recently served as the COO at Teach For Vietnam. In her free time, you will find Prakriti laughing at memes, enjoying fantasy fiction, and packing her bag for the next trip.
Joel (he/him) works with teams to increase community access to critical services and information. His goal is to co-create products and processes that enable people to hold power accountable. Prior to joining JustFix, Joel was a product design director at The New York Times, a fellow at Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood Foundation, and a fellow at The Center for Urban Pedagogy. He loves road trips, playing guitar, and backpacking in the mountains.
Maxwell (he/him) comes to JustFix.nyc with a background in research and analysis using NYC housing data. He enjoys learning and teaching new technologies with others, and organizing to stop evictions. Maxwell is passionate about using data and technology to support the tenant movement in organizing to build tenant power and fight for a world without landlords and rent.
Shannon (she/her) is a software engineer with an interest in building tools for the communities we live in. She's previously worked in the edtech space on Microsoft MakeCode and StarLogo Nova, and loves making things that help people make things. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys drawing, hiking, and tabletop games.
Leslie (she/her) is a multidisciplinary designer with 7+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries including education, restaurants, government and tech. She’s motivated by close collaboration, digging into complexity and using design to envision new possibilities. After hours you can find her knitting, trying new teas or checking hikes off her bucket list.
Johanna Monge (she/her/ella), a lifelong Queens gal, daughter of Peruvian immigrants and tenant organizer, integrates her passion for transformative justice into all her work. She co-founded Astoria Tenant Union at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing the skills she gained from organizing in Inwood and Washington Heights while at the Metropolitan Council on Housing. She graduated from Clark University with an honors degree in Political Science and Urban Development.
Tahnee (she/her) is a visual designer with 9+ years of experience in branding, communications, and interaction design across sectors. Her work focuses on turning the theoretical vision of a brand into visual assets that inspire. Tahnee is driven by her belief in the importance of addressing difficult topics with candor and empathy through the beauty of art of design.
Risha Parikh (she/her) is a design researcher born in the Global south and raised in the American south. Risha comes to JustFix with many years of involvement in every type of organization in the “civic technology” scene, from nonprofits, to the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, to a federal government contractor, and more. She is driven by relentless curiosity and a commitment to making research as equitable and non-extractive as possible.
Angela Stovall (she/her) joins JustFix.nyc as a Research and Policy Manager. Beginning her work in eviction defense at New York Legal Assistance Group on the Queens-based team of the Tenants’ Rights Unit, Angela most recently held the position of Intervention Manager of the Source of Income Discrimination Unit at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Outside of work, you can find Angela going to see live music, consuming all things related to Black feminist theory, and creating community with loved ones.
Vincent (he/him/they/them) has worked in marketing and communications in both the corporate and non-profit worlds and is also a community and housing organizer. He studied Marketing at Fordham University where he found his interest for community-based work in the Bronx. Vincent believes housing is a human right and that all tenants deserve access to truly affordable housing and a quality home. Vincent is an avid photojournalist and enjoys biking, playing soccer, hiking, and cooking.
Gracee (“Grae”) Wallach (they/them) joins JustFix as the Administrative & Operations Assistant. With a background in sexuality education, storytelling, sociology, policy, and cultivating supportive and equitable workplaces, Grae is grounded in a belief that access and information empower our communities and our struggles for justice. They are grateful to work in solidarity with and learn from the tenants and organizers of New York, knowing the pivotal role just housing plays in our health and liberation. Grae is a student of abolition who loves to crochet, squeeze citrus on everything, dance and bike around the city, and be in community.
Heather has focused her entire career on improving leadership, learning, and results in public service. She is proud to be a founding member, and the current Chief Operating Officer, of Case Commons, a nonprofit technology company committed to enabling better outcomes for our nation’s most vulnerable kids and families by providing tools that “help the helpers” and provide better data for decision-making in child welfare. Earlier in her career, Heather was a co-founder of the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy in Washington DC; helped to launch the Leadership in Action Program for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an effort that in its early years contributed to a significant increase in school readiness across the state of Maryland; worked at the Council for Excellence in Government where she ran the government fellowship programs; and served in various roles at the National Executive Service Corps and NYU’s Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Heather received her Masters from New York University's Wagner School for Public Service and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University. She is a resident of Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and hopes to have a vegetable garden in her backyard someday.
Stan is the Lead Organizer for the Justice for All Coalition, an organizing group based in Astoria / Long Island City that focuses on advocacy for NYCHA residents. As someone who has grown up in public housing, the issues facing NYCHA residents have always been personal to Stan. He has over 10 years experience as an organizer, and in addition to working on affordable housing and NYCHA issues, he has also worked on anti-gun violence and anti-bullying campaigns that were focused primarily on reaching the youth. Stan has been a power user of JustFix.nyc tools, helping 100+ NYCHA residents in Queensbridge send letters of complaint, hosting trainings, and more.
Ashley is a UX designer and researcher with a background in information design and data visualization who believes in the power of co-creation and human centered design process.
Ignacio Jaureguilorda is the director of Poverty Justice Solutions. Before joining the Center for Court Innovation, he worked as a public interest attorney for 14 years, providing free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. Most recently, Jaureguilorda served as director of legal services at the AIDS Center of Queens County, where he spearheaded the organization’s legal and public policy work and represented people with terminal and chronic illnesses. Previously, he served as an attorney with Housing Works, a non-profit organization that works on HIV/AIDS and homelessness issues, litigating cases involving income discrimination in real estate and discrimination against transgender individuals. Jaureguilorda has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits, discrimination, immigration, and family law.
Aaron is an entrepreneur with a focus on digital media and technology. Most recently, Aaron led the anti-fraud product group at DoubleVerify, a leading media measurement software company in New York City. Prior to DoubleVerify, Aaron founded RealTargeting, a groundbreaking ad fraud detection company which was acquired by DoubleVerify. Aaron is interested in solving tangible, real-world problems using technology and repeatable, scalable processes.
Georges is an experienced entrepreneur and product manager. He was a Cheng Fellow and received his Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, Georges was a Fellow with Blue Ridge Labs @ the Robin Hood Foundation and a Product Manager at General Assembly. He is a New Yorker with a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy. Georges is a prison abolitionist who enjoys playing soccer in the park and eating bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches from his corner bodega.
Sam Rabiyah, Data Lead and Engineer
Samara Trilling, Staff Software Engineer
Mallory Frye, Product Designer
Annalise Irby, Product Manager
Pinky Chan, Director of People Operations
Atul Varma, Lead Engineer & Tinkerer
Mariko Hokamura, Fundraising Development Intern, Summer 2021
Alejandro Quintero, Extern, Strategy & Research, Spring 2021
Johanna Bassetti, Director of Product
Daniel Lee, UX/UI Designer
Analisa Freitas, Program Director
Ilana Novick, Communications Associate
Susanna Blankley, Board Member
Sydney Jones, Engineering Intern, Summer 2020
Jon Truong, Director of National Partnerships
Labiba Chowdhury, Data Science Consultant
Dan Kass, Co-founder and Executive Director
Stacy Livingston, Communications & Marketing Volunteer, Summer 2019
Alyssa Romanos, Software Engineering Intern, Summer 2019
Adalky Capellán, Outreach Coordinator
Caitlin Jones, Social Enterprise Fellow, Summer 2018
Juan Figueroa, Board Member
Mariano Werneck, Designer
Jenn Scheer, Designer & Front-end Developer
Tim Ahmed, Volunteer Housing Coach 2017 - 2018
Akiera Charles, Communications Intern Spring 2018
Alicia Nieves, 2017 Legal Fellow
Matt Egan, Web Developer
Mayuka Sarukkai, Summer 2017 Intern
Angelica Alvarez, Fall 2017 Intern
Faculty & Students at Columbia Law
Raphael Lee, Fast Forward Advisor, Summer 2016