2015 Ginsberg Fellows

Katherine Leitch

Kate is a structural engineer who returned to school to study public policy and administration. She has extensive experience as a project manager and senior structural engineer working in a variety of cities in the US and abroad collaborating with teams including Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Daniel Liebskind.

Kate also served as a legislative aide to then Council Member Gale Brewer where she worked on a wide range of issues such as inclusionary zoning and 421-a Tax Exemptions. A published writer, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and active in the civic life of NYC, Kate brings a wealth of analytical and technical skills to her Fellowship position at CHPC.

Kate has a B.S. in Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Engineering from MIT, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


Dillon Massey

Although only recently graduated from the University of Richmond, with a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies Dillon is already accomplished in his field of Geography and Geospatial Analysis. He has been an AmeriCorps Volunteer and his internship for the US Agency for International Development took him to Lima, Peru where he assisted local environmental and property rights efforts in the Andean Amazon with his skills in geospatial analysis and mapping.

Dillon served as a Bonner Scholar at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement where he studied demography and urban planning.

He is currently enrolled in the inaugural class of the newly formed graduate program at Pratt Institute – Urban Place Making and Management headed by David Burney.