Dr. Holly Harriel


Leader. Boundary Spanner. Disruptor.  Holly has over 20 years of practitioner experience in urban planning with a focus on community and economic development. She has led community transformative work as a senior leader at two community development corporations, a cross-sector collaborative neighborhood development non-profit, and a national community economic development funding agency.  Currently an independent consultant to post secondary institutions on civic engagement she also teaches as adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University in their Masters of Community Development Graduate Program.  She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania where her research focused on colleges and universities as anchor institutions in urban areas, she holds a masters degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of Auburn and Tuskegee Universities.

Dr. Harriel is an active member of Civic Designers - a collective of people who come together around projects designed to strengthen democratic practice.


Caroline Williams


Deep Thinker. Fashion Lover. Writer.  A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Caroline has a background teaching urban public education students.  As staff writer for CivicSalon, she writes about the systems and structures that shape urban reality for the Millennial generation.  She studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College.


Twitter:    @khyron__x

Twitter: @khyron__x

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Jayson Braynen


Inquisitor. Designer. Worker. Born on a 21 x 7 island miles small in The Bahamas, Jayson has always thrived in unconventional surroundings.
He first downloaded Adobe Photoshop at the age of 11 and been active in his home country’s local politics for the last 5 years, focusing on areas of youth policy and youth participation in social activism. His expertise in branding has been put to use for many for-profit and non-profit causes at home and, more recently, in the United States where he chose to pursue tertiary studies. Jayson graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Creative Advertising.