Team – Current Interns

Ariana Zuberovic
ArianaAriana Zuberovic is a member of the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island, Class of 2016. She is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Economics. Ariana has been an intern at the Social Policy Simulation Center at the College of Staten Island since November 2013 and has had incredible opportunities to conduct research on a number of unique subject matter. Including, disaster relief after Superstorm Sandy, public policy, and land use on Staten Island. Through such a wide range of subject matter Ariana has been exposed to a number of systems including GIS, InDesign, and Python to name a few. Her skill set continues to grow with her work at the SPSC. In the future, Ariana hopes to pursue a career in business data analytics.





Shenuque Tissera

Shenuque Tissera

Shenuque Tissera graduated the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island in 2015 with a B.S. in economics and a minor in geography. He was a 2014-2015 CUNY Pipeline fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently attending Hunter College to pursue an M.A. in geography. He has received a $25,000 AITE Scholarship from the University Transportation Research Center to assist in funding his degree and research. Shenuque’s research interests include: economic inequality, gender inequality, socio-spatial inequality, transportation economics, and sustainability and development.






Elisa Csorba

Elisa Csorba picture 2015

Elisa Csorba is a senior in Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island, and has been an intern for the Social Policy Simulation Center since November 2013.  Her work has included research concerning the vulnerable population on Staten Island, public policy, and land use for the island.  Elisa will be graduating this coming May with a double major in Business Management and Marketing.  She has completed two internships with the Walt Disney Company in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, with the intention of having a career with the company post-graduation.  Her work with the Social Policy Simulation Center has provided her with great experience in many different fields of study and has expanded her skill set in so many different ways, including working with GIS and InDesign.  She would like to thank the SPSC team for the opportunities they have given her over the past 3 years; Elisa says their guidance has enabled her to follow her dreams and pursue all of her future goals.



Michelle Kushnir


Michelle Kushnir is a Junior at the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island where she majors in Computer Science with a minor in Business. She is currently interning for Princeton SciTech where she is working on data analysis and data security. She plans on getting a Master’s Degree in Data Analytics, since she aspires to become a Data Analyst. Michelle’s research interests include: transportation, urban affairs, urban planning, and sustainability and development.







Zachary Diemer



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Jennifer Freund




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