NYU Wagner School of Public Service: Elizabeth Guernsey

Elizabeth Guernsey, MUP, 2011

Director of policy and operations and Deputy Chief of Staff NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Elizabeth Guernsey

Elizabeth Guernsey received her MUP with a specialization in public policy analysis in 2011. Before coming to Wagner, Elizabeth worked at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. as a research associate, where her work focused on public housing and the intersection of education and affordable housing policy.

As a David Bohnett Fellow, Elizabeth served as a key member for Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative. It was the first comprehensive municipal initiative focused on improving the lives of young men through a coordinated process with city agencies and a comprehensive package of policy reform and programmatic actions.

She is now a director of policy and operations and deputy chief of staff for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the largest municipal developer of affordable housing in the nation.