Staff & Interns

About Livable City Staff & Interns
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Tom Radulovich, Executive Director

Tom joined Transportation for a Livable City as executive director in June 2004. He has been an urban environmental activist since attending college at UC Berkeley, advocating for urban environmental restoration, better public transport, and the greening and revitalization of public streetscapes and open spaces. He played an important role in voter initiatives to create the Octavia Boulevard and to create a “Grand Central Station” at San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal that connects regional and intercity rail and bus lines.

He has served as an elected director of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District since 1996, where he has advocated for reinvestment and renovation of the BART system, and improving BART practices in the areas of sustainability, accessibility, customer service, architecture and urban design, and the creation of transit villages at BART stations.

Scott Reinstein, Livable City Development and Communications Director

Scott Reinstein joined Livable City and the Sunday Streets program as Development and Communications Director in 2014. He has a deep passion for complete streets and livable neighborhoods, and is an active bicycle commuter. As Development Director, Scott leads Livable City and Sunday Streets’ philanthropic, fundraising, and sponsorship efforts. He also oversees Livable City and Sunday Streets’ marketing and communications strategies. Scott’s prior experience includes working as Communications Director for a Honduran nonprofit, a civil litigator for a San Francisco law firm, a bicycle shop employee, and a development intern with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. He holds an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, English, and Political Science from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Arizona.

Liza Pratt, Sunday Streets Director

Liza Pratt joined Sunday Streets team in 2012 as Volunteer Coordinator through the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), the organization contracted by Livable City to manage Sunday Streets Volunteer Program. She joined Livable City in 2013 to take on the expanded role as a program director, leading Volunteers and Logistics for Sunday Streets – a newly created position to oversee Sunday Streets in-house volunteer operation. Prior to her work with Sunday Streets, Liza was Program Manager for SFBC’s Great Streets Project, a two-year program designed to support and augment work on sustainable transportation projects led by City agencies and community advocates.  Liza holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina and has worked on a variety of sustainable transportation programs and initiatives on both coasts of the United States.

Katy Birnbaum, Sunday Streets Director of Programming and Partnerships

Katy joined the Sunday Streets team in August to help close out the fabulous 2015 season. As Director of Programming and Partnerships and a true community organizer at heart, Katy leads the effort on ensuring the event is a true community resource for all participants whether they be neighborhood residents, local merchants, community organizations, city agencies or non-profits. Even after living in San Francisco for 9 years, Katy is thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know the city and unique neighborhoods even better. Since graduating summa cum laude from SFSU in 2010, Katy has used her communications skills to increase the reach and impact of various political and community groups in the Bay Area.

Joelle Burila, Sunday Streets Volunteer Manager

Joelle began with Sunday Streets as an intern in February 2014 and soon elevated herself to a full-time staff position. Joelle graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (concentration in Humanities and the Environment). She has a very deep interest in social change and drawing more public awareness on various environmental issues. Joelle loves visiting new places, meeting new people, and being outside and active. Although San Diego, CA is her hometown, she has been a San Francisco resident for the past seven years.


Internship Opportunities

Livable City internships present rewarding opportunities to make San Francisco a more livable and sustainable city, and interns can earn class credit, develop research, writing, public speaking, and advocacy skills, and gain valuable experience for folks applying to schools or seeking careers in the transportation, planning, landscape, and environmental fields.

Livable City works directly with the people who shape city policies, from neighborhood advocates to planners, department heads, commissioners, and elected officials. Livable City internships are a great way to work directly with decision makers, and Livable City internship projects have been the catalyst for changes to official city policies, practices, and projects.

Livable City internship projects are customized to meet interns’ interests, skills, and time availability. Livable City shares an office with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and projects may involve collaboration with SFBC or partner groups such as Walk San Francisco, SPUR, Neighborhood Parks Coalition, and others. All of our internships are unpaid.
For more information about internship opportunities with Livable City, contact:
Tom Radulovich
415 344-0489
tom@livablecity.org