Cali is a visionary leader who guides cross-sector project teams towards dynamic change and inclusive outcomes.


Cali, Principal, works to advance equitable economic development and neighborhood planning. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role advising public policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, affordable housing initiatives, and forward-looking planning initiatives. Prior to consulting with Karp Strategies, Cali served as Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) where she led Mayoral priority projects resulting in thousands of new housing units, hundreds of acres of new parks, and major investments in infrastructure. Cali holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a Coro Leadership New York and Next City Vanguard alumna. A fifth generation New Yorker, Cali lives in Brooklyn with her husband Marlon and daughter Camilla.

AREAs of expertise

Inclusive and Equitable Cities


Urban Development


Real Estate Advisory


Stakeholder Engagement


Resiliency & Sustainability


Transportation Policy


Strategic Planning

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