Derek Gaskill ’15
Derek Gaskill is an innovative community development young professional with a background in urban policy, real-estate finance and economic development. Derek received a double Bachelor of Arts from Purchase College in Cinema Studies and Gender Studies and a minor in Political Science in 2014. While at Purchase, he served as the President of the Purchase College Student Government Association (PSGA) and received the Purchase College Affiliates Award for the Enhancement of Student Life on Campus. In May 2019, Derek graduated from Hunter College with a Master of Science in Urban Policy with a concentration in Neighborhood Development. He currently works as a project manager at Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation in East Harlem where he oversees various projects relating to affordable housing development and community preservation as anti-displacement strategies.