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Raphael Gernath

Raphael Gernath

Data Analyst

Taxi & Limousine Commission | United States


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NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission | Jan 2022 - Sep 2023

Policy Analyst

Working in the policy team at the world's largest for-hire transportation regulator, focusing on: ▪ Electric Vehicles (EV) - Led development of the TLC’s Electrification Plan which will grow NYC’s for-hire EV fleet from 3,000 to 80,000 vehicles by 2030 (a 2,500% increase), the most ambitious municipal efforts of their kind. Responsibilities included: policy research & formulation; interagency collaboration; data analysis; industry partnerships & outreach. ▪ EV Infrastructure - Main agency liaison during a successful grant application submitted in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation. Secured $50M in federal funding for EV charging infrastructure by pulling census-tract level TLC driver data and creating interactive maps via GIS software. ▪ Technology & Data - Analyzed 3+ years worth of data representing 6M+ taxi trips, leading to the adoption of new app-based technology representing approx. $455M/year in additional driver revenue. ▪ External Collaboration: Coordinated international transportation regulators’ forums, boosting attendance & engagement by 40%. ▪ Accessibility - Incorporated unused trip data into compliance requirements, lowering wait-times for Uber & Lyft’s wheelchair accessible trips by 10-15%. ▪ Driver Pay - Implemented the largest raise for NYC taxi drivers in 10 years to combat the effects of COVID and inflation, leading to 17% Y-o-Y industry growth.
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NYC Department of Youth & Community Development | Sep 2018 - Jan 2022

Program Manager

▪ Managed 70-80 contracts and $15M+ in funding per year by providing technical & fiscal assistance. ▪ Developed program-specific metrics for approx. 250 funded contracts by organizing bi-weekly meetings with community providers over 5 months, expediting contract registration by an average of 3 weeks. ▪ Organized agency-wide workshops to advance mayoral goals, attaining 98% positive attendee feedback. ▪ Revised and improved the accuracy of the unit’s program monitoring and evaluation process by 50%. ▪ Recognized as one of 8 annual 2020 Champions of Change by DYCD's Commissioner for innovative efforts.

Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP | Apr 2018 - Sep 2018


Legal assistant with the real-estate department of a law firm, focusing specifically on affordable housing. ▪ Projects included lending matters involving the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), UHAB, and work with the National Urban League (NUL) for the redevelopment of a large mixed-use site in Harlem ▪ Reviewed documents and liaised with clients and attorneys on approx. 40 real-estate and affordable housing closings, with loan values and financing deals ranging between $10M-$50M. ▪ Conducted taxation research to identify cost-saving measures resulting in a 5% reduction in expenses for a 300,000 sq. ft. redevelopment project in Harlem, NY.

Urban Design Research Institute - India | Jan 2017 - Sep 2017

Research Associate

Working within an urban planning and architecture organization, as part of the final semester of masters. Writing of masters' thesis based on research conducted during time at the UDRI. Responsibilities included : - Contributing to the elaboration of an alternative policy proposal for slum rehabilitation, which was adopted in the Development Plan for Greater Mumbai - Analysis of urban planning documents to compile summaries and prepare presentations - Work on the Draft Regional Plan for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to formulate suggestions/objections - Conducting site visits and photo surveys; attending public meetings and discussions with stakeholders

urbz | Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Urban Design Intern

Designed and conducted an in-depth study on community-led planning and drew policy implications, through fieldwork, research design and qualitative interviews. Results informed future URBZ projects. Some of my research results are summarized in an article which I wrote for URBZ, linked below :

Société du Grand Paris | Jan 2016 - Jun 2016

Junior Consultant

-Coordinator of a four-person capstone project with the Société du Grand Paris -Comparative study of urban attractiveness in three major metropolises (the Grand Paris, Greater London and New York City) -Manipulation of open-data software and international databases -Production of a pedagogical document intended to be used for communication towards the officials of the Grand Paris metropolis

Casa Ristorante Italiano | Jun 2014 - Aug 2014



L'Hebdo du Vendredi | Aug 2013 - Jun 2014


-Weekly author of "La Griffe", cultural column centered around music and local happenings as part of volunteer work with the association Velours -Wrote for a regional newspaper with a circulation of around 40 000 copies/ week, required timely and well-documented pieces of writing

Sciences Po Bibliothèque | Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Library Assistant

-Tasked with supervising the daily activities of the campus library; tasks included shelving books, assisting students, maintaining a studious environment -Two-year student job, paid at an hourly rate, in an expanding branch of the university library -Gained research and organizational skills

My Education

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Master's degree (MA): "Governing the Large Metropolis", Urban Studies/ AffairsSciences Po | 2017
Exchange Program, Sociology, historyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison | 2015
Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government, History, SociologySciences Po | 2015

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