Louis Liss comes to MIT after working in urban transportation planning and policy. Pursuing a joint Master in City Planning in addition to the MSRED program, he is interested in learning more about the economics and politics of public-private development partnerships. While at MIT, he has worked with the Office of Sustainability as the Cambridge Community Innovation Fellow and supported regional economic development research at the Sloan School of Management. He will be working at HR&A Advisors in Los Angeles as a Summer Analyst Fellow.
Prior to coming to MIT, he worked in municipal government in New York City and San Francisco. At the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, he worked in an external affairs capacity on street redesign projects; at New York City Economic Development Corporation, he was a project manager for maritime transportation and freight initiatives.
Louis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loves spending time outdoors both on foot and on his bicycle.