More About RLK

I'm an urban sociologist and strategic communications expert living in New York City. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I have a B.S. in Television, Radio and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research. During my time in undergrad, I focused on writing for television, and in graduate school, I studied sociology of social class and the theory of cultural capital.

I began my career working for a large record label, and am now a proud public servant. There is nothing better than working for the people of New York City. I'm driven by exploring how cities work, engaging communities, neighborhood history, communicating for the end user, and collaboration. I believe there is no excuse for mediocre design and presentation.

In 2007, I founded Clinton Hill Blog, one of Brooklyn's first hyperlocal blogs. The experience helped me become part of the fabric in my community in a way that I had never felt growing up. I knew then that I was at home in Brooklyn.

In 2017, I completed the year-long Coro Leadership New York program, which allowed me to focus on positive and effective ways to bring about positive civic change in the midst of bureaucracy.

I am a fairly good tap dancer, and enjoy well-written television, fashion, cute animals, technology, food photography, ethnography, design, gardening, ice cream, biking, and chasing my two little boys around Brooklyn.

View some of the projects I'm most proud of.