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Team Bios and Contact

Eugene Spruck
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Eugene Spruck is the Director of the NYCdata project replacing Dr. Eugene Sherman, who retired December 2014. Mr. Spruck is a Weissman Center Fellow and an alumnus of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He served as the Chief Economist of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more than a decade, retiring in 2008 after a 32 year career with the agency.

Mr. Spruck has contributed to the Weissman’s Center Occasional Paper Series since its inception in 2010. He consults on economic issues focusing on cost benefit analysis, economic impact studies, and international trade

Edwin Ojeda
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Edwin Ojeda, Research Assistant, is an undergraduate student at Baruch College majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS). Edwin joined NYCdata on August 2016 and has since been involved in updating website, database and social media content. He is passionate about programming and cybersecurity, and he enjoys learning of the latest trends in technology. Feel free to reach out to Edwin anytime via email, linkedin or twitter.

Timmy Leung
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Timmy Leung, Digital Marketing Coordinator, graduated from Zicklin's School of Business at Baruch College in the Spring of 2012 with a BBA in Marketing Management. He contributes to research, website development, web traffic analytics, and social media. He joined NYCdata on November 2014.

Soo Jung Kim
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Soo Jung Kim, Research Assistant, is a graduate student at Baruch College majoring in Accounting. Soo joined the NYCdata project team November 2014. Soo has been involved in updating research and statistics for the website and creating new content. She also provides up-to-date information about NYC by posting interesting news on the NYCdata Facebook account.

In addition to her studies and work at NYCdata, Soo is also a tax intern at Bessemer Trust. She would love to connect with you through www.facebook.com/pages/NYCdata and twitter.com/NYCdata. Please feel free to request for further information at soojung.kim@baruch.cuny.edu.     

Eka Gotsiridze

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Eka Betsukeli, Digital Marketing Coordinator, completed her BA in Business Communications and Psychology at Baruch College. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Marketing, as well as further develop her passion in the arts and graphic design.

Ms. Betsukeli began working on the NYCdata project in the beginning of 2013. She contributes to the research, creative development and coordination of content and has redesigned and developed the current NYCdata site.

She enjoys learning and writing about countless new details and facts about New York City's rich history.

Eugene J. Sherman Headshot

Eugene J. Sherman, a Fellow of the Weissman Center for International Business, began building this website, NYCdata, in the Fall of 2004 and has overseen the content and marketing ever since.  Over the years he's had the benefit of a number of assistants, all of them students at Baruch, who have done the research and some of the writing. We couldn't have achieved what we have without them. 

Mr. Sherman taught various classes in Economics at Baruch for 14 years, especially Money and Banking. In 2003, he received the Beta Gamma Sigma award for teaching excellence.

In his professional life he worked as an economist, money manager, investment strategist and bank executive. He has published extensively and received a number of awards.

To review recent acknowledgements, click here.
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