Alexis Perrotta is Assistant Professor at Baruch College School of Public Affairs, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research is focused on the intersection of urban transportation policy, planning and welfare. She has an upcoming article in Public Works Management & Policy on how the poor afford public transportation. Ms Perrotta earned a doctorate in urban planning from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (2015). She has a master’s degree in public administration from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (2002). Ms Perrotta has over 10 years of professional experience in affordable-housing development, homelessness advocacy, and city- and state-level policy analysis in the fields of transportation finance, housing, and property taxes. She is a founding board member of Housing Plus Solutions, a nonprofit organization providing residential alternatives to incarceration for women in New York City.