CAPITAL B Project Staff

Jonah Bokaer
Founding Director of Chez Bushwick

Jane Gabriels
Program Director

Adriana Valdez Young
Research Director

Adriana is a community cartographer, under-utilized space modifier, and urban lifestyle researcher. She teaches a course about the suburbanization of NYC at the Parsons School of Design and is the Research Director for CAPITAL B. Her projects explore extreme modes of domesticity and the relationship between shopping, the war on terror and freedom. She will be installing the fabric map of Bushwick all around the neighborhood and making all sorts of mobile maps this summer – so please get in touch if you’d like to participate! 347-421-3817.

Shriya Malhotra
Neighborhood Analyst
Shriya Malhotra has an MA in international affairs, with a focus on Cities and Urbanization from the New School, New York City. This degree builds upon a BA in International Development Studies from Mcgill University, Montreal, Canada. She is interested in conflating medical science with social science research and employing the tools of art,  design and technology to advocate for urban public health,  promote human wellbeing and improve quality of life.
shriya (n): a device that converts chocolate into human development projects.

Lina Srivastava
Program Evaluator

Donna Walker-Kuhne
Media Strategist