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Graduate Urban Design Alumni Reception 2020

Mar 03, 2020

Our Urban Design graduate alumni celebrated with faculty and colleagues who have helped shape their graduate student experience at NYIT.

“Tonight is about building a community of friends and colleagues”, said Program Director Jeffrey Raven in his welcome remarks.

The evening began with Jeffrey Raven giving a special thank you to Professor Beyhan Karahan, who was generous to host our party at her beautiful loft in SoHo. Our Dean, Maria Perbellini described exciting new developments in the School of Architecture & Design, followed by Prof. Raven’s news on the Graduate Urban Design Program.

The recent graduates of  the 2018-2019 cohort were then congratulated by the assembled group including current students, and the evening continued with alumni sharing their news, recent student urban design projects, and conversations over good food.


SoAD Team:

  • Maria Perbellini, Dean
  • Jeffrey Raven, M.S.AURD Program Director
  • Beyhan Karahan, Professor
  • Dr. Tom Verebes, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Anthony Caradonna, Associate Dean for Academic Operations
  • Giovanni Santamaria, Chair, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Heid, Adjunct Professor
  • Shanmuga Jayakumar, Adjunct Professor
  • Eugene Kwak, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Kesia Persaud, Administrative Specialist


  • Yuval Eynath, 2018-2019
  • Naqeeb Mohammed, 2018-2019
  • Rosario Foinquinos Iglesias, 2018-2019
  • Smriti Jaiswal, 2018-2019
  • Ankita Gupta, 2012-2013
  • Loris Autovino, 2014-2015
  • Nazia Hasan, 2014-2015
  • Pooya Javaheri, 2015-2016
  • Sherif Abdellatif, 2015-2016
  • Ana Llopis Esbri, 2015-2016
  • Juan Pedro Liotta, 2017-2018
  • Wenshuo Liu, 2017-2018
  • Luciana Nogueira, 2017-2018