‘Call me Urbanista’: Queens Rep. Meng teaching graduate level policy course at NYU this fall

After Congresswoman Grace Meng drops her kids off at school on Monday mornings in Queens, and before boarding the train to Washington, D.C., she stops by NYU’s campus to teach a graduate level course on law making.

Meng, a six-term Congress member, was selected as NYU Wagner’s Distinguished Visiting Urbanist, a program started in 2016 and funded by the Rice Family Foundation. The first appointment was Sumila Gulyani, who has led global infrastructure and sustainability projects at The World Bank for close to two decades. More recent Urbanists include Linda Gibbs, former deputy mayor for NYC Health and Human Services, NY1 political anchor Errol Louis and former Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake.