Daphne Lasky is an architect working on public projects for the City of New York. She received her B.A. in the history of art and architecture from Middlebury College, and her M.Arch from the University of Virginia. Daphne's research on border issues in Jerusalem's Old City, beginning in 2006, was supported by a Davis Projects for Peace grant, and presented at Middlebury College, UMass Amherst, Harvard College, and Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim. Additional projects have been published in Lunch, Topos, and Plot, and presented at D Center Baltimore, DesigNYC, Fowler Arts Collective, Calico Gallery, and the Van Alen Institute. She is a founding member of the Young Professionals Board of City Lore, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering New York City's grassroots cultural heritage, and the founder of Representation Matters, a giving circle dedicated to supporting progressive political candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.