RIWI staff and instructors in spring 2022.


CCNY’s leadership of RIWI is spearheaded by the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS), under the direction of Dr. Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering. An elected Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dr. Paaswell is a recognized leader in addressing problems of urban infrastructure and in workforce education. 

The development team includes: 

  • Salome Gvinianidze
    Associate Project Manager 
  • Jason Iwanesky
    Curriculum Developer, Water, and Wastewater Systems 
  • Tarendra Lakhankar 
    Digital Tools Instructor 
  • Abraham Rodriguez
    Digital Learning Designer and Curriculum Developer, Built Environment
  • Jessica Rodriguez
    Instructional Designer 
  • Nora Sherman
    Director of Communications and Curriculum Developer, Food

The team is aided by ample research and workforce development resources at CCNY and across CUNY that have influenced the development of RIWI to date and will continue to be drawn upon to make it a success.

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